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10 soldiers martyred in Balochistan & North Waziristan

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RAWALPINDI: Ten personnel of the Pakistan armed forces, including an officer, were martyred in two separate attacks in North Waziristan tribal district and Balochistan, the military’s media wing said on Saturday.

The first incident took place in North Waziristan tribal district where 6 Pak Army soldiers were martyred when terrorists opened fire on them from across the Pak-Afghan border.

The soldiers were on regular duty patrolling the border near Gurbaz area of North Waziristan near the Pak-Afghan border when the terrorists targeted them. The martyred included Havaldar Khalid, Sepoy Naveed, Sepoy Bachal, Sepoy Ali Raza, Sepoy M Babar, Sepoy Ahsan, the ISPR said.

In the other incident, 4 security personnel including an officer were martyred when terrorists opened fire on Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan troops near Turbat of the province.

According to the ISPR, the attack took place when the FC Balochistan troops were carrying out a combing and sensitisation operation between Hushab and Turbat area.

The four martyred personnel includes Captain Aqib, Sepoy Nadir, Sepoy Atif Altaf and Sepoy Hafeezullah, the ISPR said.

Following the deadly attacks, Director-General ISPR Major-General Asif Ghafoor said hostile forces were attempting to destabilise Balochistan province now that Pakistani forces had improved the security situation in the tribal areas.

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