In an encounter in Quetta between security personnel and militants, three terrorists were killed and one Pakistan Army soldier was martyred, according to the military’s media affairs wing on Friday.
In a statement released on Thursday evening, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported that militants had targeted a security position close to Wali Tangi.
Three terrorists were “sent to hell during a fire exchange,” the statement claimed.
One other soldier had also suffered a major injury, and it was stated that Subedar Qaiser Raheem embraced martyrdom while “fighting valiantly in the line of duty.”
The statement read, “Security forces of Pakistan will continue to thwart all efforts of the enemies of peace and prosperity in the country.”
Sarfraz Bugti, the interim interior minister, stated that the entire country “strongly condemned the attack” and paid tribute to the martyr.
He prayed for the injured soldier’s quick recovery and declared that “terrorists do not deserve any concession” before pledging to eradicate them from the nation.
Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, speaker of the National Assembly, denounced the assault and paid respect to the fallen soldier.