RAWALPINDI: A Pakistan Army soldier embraced martyrdom while six terrorists were killed during security forces operation in Hoshab area of District Kech in Balochistan, Inter-Services Public Relations said in a statement.
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that the operation was conducted on information regarding the movement of a terrorist group on motorcycles towards Panjgur from Kech.
â€œSecurity forces immediately cordoned off the area and started a search operation to apprehend the terrorists,â€ the ISPR said, adding that once surrounded, the terrorists opened indiscriminate fire on security forces.
During the exchange of fire, Hawaldar Hidayatullah who was a resident of Lakki Marwat embraced martyrdom and Naik Mir Muhammad who hailed from Waziristan sustained injuries. However, six militants were killed by the security forces.
The ISPR mentioned that a heavy exchange of fire took place between terrorists and security forces and a large cache of arms and ammunition has been recovered.