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6 security personnel lost their lives in Balochistan terror attacks.

Balochistan terror attacks

• In Balochistan terror attacks, Police officers were among those hurt in the Quetta attacks, with a militant shot dead in Zhob.
• The PM praises the security forces

QUETTA: Six security officers, including a captain, chose death on Sunday, while at least 17 others were hurt in various acts of terrorism throughout Balochistan.

An explosive device that targeted security forces in Kahan prompted a clearance operation, according to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

According to the military’s media arm, an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explodes near the security forces’ leading group. The explosion claimed the lives of Captain Fahad, Lance Naik Imtiaz, and the sepoys Asghar, Mehran, and Shamoon.

The statement added that a sanitization operation was still conducted in the vicinity to find and apprehend the attack’s suspects.

One security guard was killed during an operation against militants in the Sambaza neighborhood of Zhob, according to another statement from the ISPR. Two members of the staff were hurt, and one terrorist was killed.

According to ISPR, the military launched an operation in Sambaza based on intelligence reports to prevent militants from using known routes to enter KP over the interprovincial border and attack civilians and security personnel.

It stated that a group of terrorists was apprehended in the early hours of Sunday, and that “terrorists opened fire on the security forces during the establishment of blocking positions to deny them escape routes.”

A shootout resulted in the death of one terrorist, Sepoy Haq Nawaz’s acceptance of martyrdom, and the injuries of two other soldiers.

“The terrorists were assisted by their facilitators from over the border as well as by firing,” the statement read.

Attacks in Kalat, Hub, and Quetta

Several attacks in the Balochistan capital left more than a dozen individuals hurt, including three policemen. On the outskirts of Quetta, a grenade attack injured at least four persons, including two adolescent females.

Among the injured are 25-year-old Muhammad Qayyum, 25-year-old Zubair Ahmed, 17-year-old Kainat Bibi, and 13-year-old Bibi Awa. He transferred to Civil Hospital.

The grenade explosion, according to the authorities, happened close to Amir Dasti police station. According to officials, unidentified individuals threw the explosive and fled. Eight people, including three policemen, and injured in a grenade attack on a police post in Satellite Town.

At least eight people were hurt in a grenade strike on a police checkpoint in Satellite Town, including three police officers.

According to Dr. Wasim Baig, spokesman for the Provincial Sandeman Civil Hospital, “We have received 12 victims [including four injured in the Sabzal Road incident] who had been damaged owing to splinters of the hand grenades.”

An FC post on Sariab Road was the victim of another attack in Quetta. According to the police, unidentified bikers threw a grenade that detonated some distance from the checkpoint. They said, “No casualty was reported in the blast.”

Three people were hurt in an explosion that occurred in Hub that evening. According to the authorities, the explosive went off in front of the Hub Saddar police station.

Dostana Dashti, SSP Hub, said to Dawn, “We are looking into the blast.” He stated that it was impossible to determine the explosion’s nature. The injured were taken to the Jam Ghulam Qadir Memorial Hospital.

In the heart of Khuzdar, grenades were thrown at a police car. Fahad Khosa, SSP Khuzdar, claims that despite the damage to the police car, nobody was hurt.

In separate incidents in Kalat and Turbat, security personnel was the target. However, there were no reported fatalities or injuries due to these attacks.

Condemnations

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Mir Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo, Balochistan’s chief minister vehemently denounced recent acts of terrorism in the region.

PM Sharif honored Sepoy Haq Nawaz, a martyr from the Zhob. State-run APP reported in a statement, he praised the security forces for their “successful operation against the terrorists.”

In response to the incident in Quetta, the Balochistan Chief Minister (CM) gave the Inspector General Police (IGP) instructions to secure the safety of ordinary folks’ lives and property.

Following the conclusion of the inquiry into these attacks, he also requested a report.

Behram Baloch in Gwadar and Abdul Wahid Shahwani in Khuzdar also contributed to this report.

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