ISPR declared that on October 15, an encounter between security forces and a large number of terrorists took place on Coastal Highway (near Ormara), when OGDCL’s convoy was being escorted from Gawadar to Karachi.
The Security Forces, however, responded to the attack effectively, saved the ODGCL persons, and managed their safe exit from the area.
Security forces managed to kill a few terrorists, but 7 soldiers of FC Balochistan and 7 security guards were martyred during the clash.
Names of Shuhada are as following:-
Subedar Abid Hussain r/o Layyah
Naik Muhammad Anwar r/o Sibi
Lance Naik Iftikhar Ahmed r/o DG Khan
Sepoy Muhammad Naveed r/o Chakwal
Lance Naik Abdul Latif r/o Pishin
Sepoy Muhammad Waris r/o Mianwali
Sepoy Imran Khan r/o Lakki Marwat
Havaldar (Retired ) Samandar Khan r/o Lakki Marwat
Muhammad Fawad ullah r/o Lakki Marwat
Atta ullah r/o DIK
Waris Khan r/o Tank
Abdul Nafay r/o Kohat
Shakir ullah r/o Kohat
Abid Hussain r/o Bannu
The security forces have cleared off the complete area and the search for more terrorists there is underway.
ISPR said in a statement that,
“Such cowardly acts by inimical elements to sabotage peace, stability, and economic development in Balochistan shall never be allowed to succeed. Moreover, these acts can not subdue resolve of our forces which are determined to defend the motherland, even at the cost of their lives.”
Earlier in the day, an officer and five soldiers were martyred in an IED blast on a military convoy in the North Waziristan tribal district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.