On September 25, at least four soldiers of the Border Guard Corps of Pakistan were killed and two others were injured in a roadside bomb explosion.
The incident took place in Balochistan province, when the Pakistani servicemen patrolled the Harnai district, and their car was targeted by an improvised explosive device (IED). Following the explosion, other servicemen arrived at the scene and took the wounded to the hospital.
The Balochistan Liberation Army claimed responsibility for the attack, publishing a photograph of the car destroyed by the explosion.
Various Baloch separatist groups remain active in the region, fighting for the independence of the gas and mineral-rich province for decades.
Another incident took place on September 26th, when a soldier of the Pakistan’s Frontier Corps was martyred and two others were injured in a terrorist attack on a checkpoint in the Balochistan’s Mach area.
According to the reports, soldiers responded promptly, and one soldier was killed in a fire exchange.
“Pakistan Army remains committed to defeat such cowardly acts by externally sponsored terrorist elements. Terrorists will not be allowed to sabotage the hard-earned peace in the country,” the official statement reads.
On September 24th, two security personnel were martyred and five others injured in an attack in Awaran district.
In response to the regular attacks, Pakistan’s forces carried out several security operations in the region.
In early hours of September 26th, security forces had killed an ISIS commander, identified as Mumtaz Ahmed aka Pehelwan, in a raid in Balochistan’s Mastung district, a spokesperson for the province’s Counter Terrorism Department claimed.
According to reports, Ahmed was suspected in organization of the deadly suicide blast on an election rally in 2018 that claimed lives of at least 128 people.
Moreover, late on September 24th, six alleged terrorists including two commanders were killed in another operation carried by Balochistan Frontier Corps with the support from the intelligence in Balochistan’s Kharan district. A cache of weapons that reportedly belonged to the Balochistan Liberation Army was found.
During an intense exchange of fire, six terrorists including commanders Gul Mir alias Pullen and Kaleemullah Bolani were killed, according to the official statements.
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