A Pakistan Army soldier embraced martyrdom, while another sustained injuries during an exchange of fire between security forces and terrorists in the general area of Kahan, near Awaran, Balochistan, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Friday.
The military’s media wing stated that the terrorist’s fire raid was successfully repulsed after which the escaping terrorists pursued into nearby mountains. “At one of the blocking positions established to cut off fleeing terrorists, a heavy exchange of fire took place between terrorists and security forces,” the ISPR stated. “During the skirmish, a valiant son of the soil, Major Shahid Basheer embraced Shahadat and another soldier got injured while causing heavy losses to the terrorists.”
The military’s media wing added that the security forces, in step with the nation, remain determined to thwart attempts at sabotaging the peace, stability and progress of Balochistan.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday strongly condemned a terrorist attack targeting the security forces in the Kahan area of Balochistan.
The prime minister paid tribute to Major Shahid Bashir for sacrificing his life to safeguard the motherland.
He prayed for the peace of the departed soul and for the early recovery of the soldier who sustained injuries in the attack.
The prime minister applauded the security forces’ resolve for foiling the forces poised to disrupt the peace and stability of Balochistan.
Similarly, Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Quddus Bizinjo also condemned the incident and expressed grief over the martyrdom of Major Shahid Bashir in a fight against terrorists.
“Major Shahid bravely fought the anti-peace elements and laid down his life for the country,” he said, adding that “we are proud of our martyrs”.
The chief minister expressed his condolences and sympathy to the family of Major Shahid Bashir, praying to Allah Almighty to elevate the ranks of the martyrs and grant courage to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.
He also prayed for the early recovery of the injured soldier.