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Four soldiers embrace martyrdom on 12th Rabi ul Awal in a cross border terror attack from Afghanistan

Cross border terror

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, (12th Rabi ul Awal) four soldiers embraced martyrdom in a deadly cross border terror attack from Afghanistan.

The outlawed TTP militants made an attempt to cross into Pakistan from neighboring Afghanistan near the Sambaza area of Zhob. The security forces engaged them in combat, ISPR said on Friday.

“In the ensuing operation, Havildar Sattar, Lance Naik Sher Azam, Lance Naik Adnan, and Sepoy Nadeem displayed immense bravery and made the ultimate sacrifice,” the ISPR added.

During the exchange of gunfire, four security personnel lost their lives, while three terrorists were shot dead.

The security officials foiled militants’ infiltration attempt, reinforcing Pakistan’s commitment to preventing any threats to its peace and prosperity.

Over 50 killed in suicide attack on a procession of Eid Milad un Nabi (PBUH) in Mastung

Meanwhile, the death toll in the suicide attack on a procession of Eid Milad in Mastung surged to above 50. A police officer is also among those who were martyred in the blast.

The District Health Officer (DHO), Abdul Razzaq Shahi, confirmed the casualties.

Earlier, Dr. Saeed Mirwani, the CEO of Shaheed Nawab Ghous Bakhsh Raisani Memorial Hospital, reported 34 fatalities and over 130 injuries. Shahi clarified that the discrepancy arose due to duplicate entries from two different hospitals, and the actual count of injured individuals stood at approximately 50.

He noted that a substantial number of individuals were currently receiving medical care at the hospital.

More than 20 injured individuals had been referred to Quetta for additional medical assistance. Dr. Mirwani emphasized that the process of relocating both the deceased and injured individuals was ongoing at the moment.

Earlier, 15 people died in a suicide attack on a procession of Eid Milad outside a mosque in Mastung. People gathered outside Madina Mosque to participate in a procession in connection with Eid Miladun Nabi (PBUH).

Assistant Commissioner of Mastung confirmed the casualties after the blast. He explained that the blast occurred as people had gathered for an Eid Miladun Nabi (PBUH) procession near Madina Masjid on Alfalah Road.

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