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Four FC troopers martyred, six others were injured in Zhob terrorist attack

QUETTA: At least four personnel of the Frontier Corps (FC) were martyred while six others were injured in a terrorist attack in Balochistan‘s Zhob district.

The FC troopers were part of a fencing party working on the Pak-Afghan border when they came under attack from Afghanistan.

“[The attack took place] today during [a] fencing activity in Manzakai sector, district Zhob, Balochistan along [the] Pak-Afghan border,” read a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

“Terrorists from across Afghanistan ambushed FC troops moving for fencing. 4 FC soldiers embraced shahadat while 6 got injured. FC troops responded promptly,” the communique added.

The injured, it added, were evacuated to CMH [Combined Military Hospital] Quetta. “Those shaheed include Havaldar Noor Zaman, Sepoy Shakeel Abbas, Sepoy Ehsan Ullah and Naik Sultan.”

Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid condemned the incident and said the fencing work will be completed under any condition.

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