7 Pakistani soldiers killed in Balochistan attack

Seven Pakistan soldiers were killed in a gun attack on a Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan post in Harnai district of Balochistan, Pakistan military’s media wing said on Sunday.

The assailants targeted an FC post located in Shahrag area of Harnai late on Saturday.

During an intense exchange of fire, seven Pakistani soldiers were killed while repulsing the attack, according to Pakistan’s military Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement.

It said the area had been cordoned off and escape routes blocked to apprehend the fleeing miscreants.

Pakistan army forces often attacked by militants in Baluchistan provinces. Earlier in October, 14 security men — seven personnel of the Frontier Corps and as many civilian guards employed by the OGDCL — were killed in an armed attack on their convoy on the Coastal Highway in the Ormara area of Gwadar district.

The encounter took place between security forces and a large number of gunmen on the Coastal Highway near Ormara when a convoy of the Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) staff was being escorted from Gwadar to Karachi.