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Pakistan Army officer, soldier killed in Balochistan IED blast: ISPR  

Pakistan Army Captain Affan Masood. Photo: Twitter

Islamabad, July 15 (MNN) Two Pakistan Army personnel were killed in a terrorist attack in Khuda Baksh Bazaar near the coastal town of Pasni in Balochistan, official sources said on Thursday.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that terrorists targeted security forces using an improvised explosive device (IED, killing Captain Affan Masood and Sepoy Babar Zaman.

“Search operation is in progress to apprehend the perpetrators. Such cowardly acts by inimical elements, backed by hostile intelligence agencies, cannot sabotage the hard-earned peace and prosperity in Balochistan,” it added

“Security forces are determined to neutralise such nefarious designs at all costs,” the statement added.

According to a report published in Pakistani daily Dawn, five soldiers from Frontier Corps, Balochistan were martyred last month after terrorists targeted a patrol party in Sibi district’s Sangan area.

On June 14, four soldiers from FC Balochistan, including a junior commissioned officer, had died in a blast on the Marget-Quetta Road.

According to the ISPR, terrorists had used an improvised explosive device to target the FC troops who were employed on the road for the security of Marget mines.

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