Pakistan | Pakistan: 12 soldiers killed, five injured in two separate attacks in Balochistan province

Islamabad: At least 12 soldiers were killed and five others injured in two separate encounters with terrorists in Pakistan’s Balochistan province. The army has described it as the highest casualty in a single day in the troubled region. The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the military’s media wing, said in a statement that the terrorist attacks took place on Wednesday in Sui and Zhob areas of the province. He said that at least seven terrorists have also been killed in these two encounters. Unidentified gunmen attacked security forces conducting an operation in Sui, killing at least three soldiers and injuring five. The army said that two terrorists have been killed in this encounter. No organization has claimed responsibility for this. Earlier on Wednesday, terrorists had attacked a military post of an Ordnance Depot located in Zhob. Nine soldiers were killed in this attack and five terrorists were also killed in the encounter between the two sides. Also read The troops fired to foil the terrorists’ attempt to enter the post, following which heavy firing took place from both sides. The ISPR said a woman passerby was also killed and five other civilians were injured in the deadly encounter at Zhob. According to the statement, “The operation of the security forces is going on to nab the remaining two terrorists. According to the statement, the death of 12 soldiers in Balochistan in a single day is the highest casualty suffered by the army in a single day. Earlier in February 2022, 10 security personnel were killed during an encounter in Kech district. (agency)

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