QUETTA: Seven FC troops were martyred defending their post when terrorists attacked their post in Mekhtar early Monday.
Inspector General Frontier Corps Balochistan Major General Mohammad Ejaz Shahid rushed to the area aerially monitored FC search operation in the area.
According to details a group of 35/40 terrorists riding vehicles and motorcycles attacked FC Post in Chichloo area of Mekhtar about 80 Km from Loralai along DG Khan-Loralai road in wee hours today. They wanted to capture this post. But FC men bravely defended and sacrificed their lives and did not allow terrorists to succeed in their ulterior motives. A heavy exchange of fire took place between attackers and FC men. Seven FC men were martyred in exchange of fire defending their post but did not let terrorists to capture it. Several terrorists were injured who retreated. They were identified as N/Sub Afzal, Hav Samiullah, Sep Samiullah, Sep Mohammad Ramzan, Sep Atiqur Rehman, Sep Tasawar Hussain and Sep Shahid Gul. Their namaza janaza was offered in Mekhtar and their bodies were sent to their respective areas.
FC chased fleeing terrorists and carried out a search operation in the area. Helicopters and tracker dogs were also used in the operation.
Inspector General FC Major General Mohammad Ejaz paid emergent visit to the area and monitored ongoing search operation aerially.
Encouraging FC troops in the advanced areas he said terrorists would be chased till last.