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Four FC personnel martyred in cross-border terrorist attack from Afghanistan

The FC personnel were busy in fencing activities along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border when the attack took place, says ISPR

By Web Desk
May 05, 2021

RAWALPINDI: Four Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were martyred and six others injured when a cross-border terrorist attack took place in  Balochistan's  Manzakai Sector in District Zhob. 

The ISPR said terrorists from Afghanistan opened fire at the FC personnel who, at the time, were busy fencing the Pakistan-Afghanistan border area.

The names of the martyred FC personnel are Hawaldar Noor Zaman, Sipahi Shakeel Abbas, Sipahi Ahsanullah and Naik Sultan.

The injured have been shifted to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Quetta for treatment. 

Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed condemns Zhob terrorist attack

Federal Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed reacted to the incident shortly after it took place, condemning it in the strongest words.

"The terrorist attack on FC personnel is extremely disappointing," he said. "The fencing work at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border will be completed at any cost," he added.

Last year, the ISPR had said that the rise in "violent incidents on both sides of Pak-Afghan border" is meant to derail the Afghanistan Peace Process, vowing that both countries will defeat all spoilers.

Taking to Twitter, the ISPR had said: "[The] unfortunate rise in violent incidents on both sides of [the] Pak-Afghan border is meant to derail Afghanistan Peace Process."

"Pakistan earnestly believes that both countries deserve peace and progress. Together we will defeat all spoilers," it added.