News Desk:

QUETTA: A Pak Army major embraced martyrdom during an exchange of fire with terrorists in Balochistan’s Awaran district on Friday. Another army soldier sustained injuries in the attack.

According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), a group of terrorists “fire raided” a security forces’ check post in the area of Kahan, near Awaran. However, the forces repulsed the attack and went after the terrorists in the nearby mountains.

“At one of the cordons established to block the passage of fleeing terrorists, a heavy exchange of fire took place between terrorists and security forces,” the ISPR added.

During the skirmish, the military said, a valiant son of the soil, Major Shahid Basheer, lost his life while another soldier sustained injuries.

The ISPR said the forces caused heavy losses to the terrorists. “Security forces, in step with the nation, remain determined to thwart attempts at sabotaging peace, stability, and progress of Balochistan.

CM Bizenjo condemns the attack

Chief Minister Balochistan, Mir Quddus Bizenjo has strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Awaran. In a statement issued on Friday evening, Mr. Bizenjo said the perpetrators of the terrorist attack would be brought to justice. He expressed grief and sorrow over the loss of a Pak Army major and expressed sympathies with the bereaved family members.

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