2 Pak soldiers killed in gun battle with terrorists on Iran border

The military’s media wing announced in a statement that a group of terrorists targeted the security forces station…reports Asian Lite News

In a gun battle with terrorists on Thursday, two soldiers were killed in Pakistan’s Singwan, the country’s bordering region with Iran, reported Geo News citing the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The security forces post of Singwan is situated in the district Kech of Balochistan. The military’s media wing announced in a statement that a group of terrorists targeted the security forces station. A fierce exchange of fire erupted between the security forces and the terrorists.

Providing details about the soldiers who were killed during the incident, the ISPR said that Sepoy Ishtiaq was a resident of the district Dera Ghazi Khan, while Sepoy Inayat was a resident of the district Jhal Magsi, Geo News reported.

Two terrorists were killed by security authorities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s South Waziristan area the day before.

According to the ISPR, security forces launched an intelligence-based operation in the general region of Dossali today after getting a tip regarding the presence of terrorists.

“During the conduct of the operation, intense fire exchange occurred between security forces and terrorists, resulting in the killing of two terrorists,” Geo News reported citing the ISPR. It added that weapons and ammunition were also recovered from the terrorists.

Blast kills 6

At least six persons were killed and two more injured in an explosion inside a house in Pakistan’s Punjab’s Kot Addu district on Thursday, Dawn reported citing the police.

The explosion took place in Kot Addu’s Daira Din Panah neighbourhood, the police said. While verifying the tragedy, Muzaffargarh District Police Officer (DPO) Syed Hasnain Haider informed Dawn.com that all of the deceased persons belonged to the same family. He went on to say that the family was going through the trash in the region when an explosion happened.

According to a representative for Rescue 1122, the fatalities comprised two women, two males, and two children, one of whom was two years old. The injured and deceased have been sent to the District Headquarters Hospital in Kot Addu, Dawn reported.

DPO Haider further stated that an inquiry into the incident was being conducted to ascertain its cause.

Separately, Punjab Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi expressed condolences for the loss of life and asked Punjab Inspector General Dr Usman Anwar for a report on the event. Later that day, DPO Haider and Muzaffargarh District Commissioner (DC) Salman Khan Lodhi inspected the explosion scene, reported Dawn.

He went on to say that the family was sorting out the junk material when the blast took place.

The Punjab Forensic Science Agency and the Crime Scene Unit will also check the scene and write a final report on the occurrence, according to the source. (ANI)

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