Four security personnel martyred in Balochistan attacks

Statesman Report

QUETTA: At least three personnel of the Levies Force were martyred and as many injured in an attack on the force in the Ziarat district of Balochistan on Thursday.

The attack took place in the Mangi Dame area of the district. The martyred men include Rasaldar Major Mir Zaman, Naib Rasaldar Mudasir, and Sepoy Zainullah. The injured have been shifted to district hospital Ziarat.

In a separate incident in the province earlier in the day, one personnel, Subedar Aslam was martyred while two other personnel were injured.

Balochistan Levies Force sources said that the men were on their way to rescue four abducted labourers when their vehicle struck a landmine. The labourers working on the Mangi Dam had been abducted by unidentified armed men.

The attack comes a few days after a captain of the Pakistan Army embraced martyrdom while two other soldiers sustained injuries as their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device (IED) in Tobo, Balochistan.

"Security Forces vehicle struck an IED planted by terrorists in Tobo, Gichik Balochistan. Resultantly Capt Kashif embraced shahadat while 2 soldiers got injured," the military's media wing stated on Sunday.