QUETTA: A major along with five other Pakistan Army soldiers embraced martyrdom on Saturday after their vehicle was targeted by a remote controlled Improvised Explosive Device (IED) while patrolling in Kech district of Balochistan.
According to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Directorate this was routine patrolling in Buleda, Kech District near the Pakistan Iran border to check any possible routes terrorists can use in the mountainous region.
A press released release was issued by the media wing of the Pakistan Army regarding the one officer and five soldiers who embraced martyrdom in Balochistan.
The press release stated:
As the FC South Balochistan troops were moving back to their base after assigned patrolling duty, reconnaissance vehicle of FC troops was targeted by remote controlled IED,
DG ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar also took to Twitter informing of the incident that occured saying:
1 offr, 5 soldiers embraced shahadat as FC South Balochistan vehicle was targeted with remote controlled IED while returning from patrolling in Buleda, 14 kms from Pak-Iran Border, to check possible routes used by terrorists in mountainous terrain of Mekran.
The officer and other Pakistan Army personnel who lost their lives in the live of duty identified as Major Abbas Bhatti, Naik Jamshed, Lance Naik Taimoor, Lance Naik Khizer Hayat, Sepoy Sajid and Sepoy Nadeem.