Four Pakistani soldiers were killed in a terrorist attack on Saturday along the Pakistan-Iran border in the Jalgai sector of Balochistan’s Kech district, according to a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the military. The press release stated that a group of terrorists operating from the Iranian side attacked a routine border patrol of Pakistani security forces in the Jalgai sector, resulting in the death of four soldiers, including Naik Shair Ahmed, Lance Naik Muhammad Asghar, Sepoy Muhammad Irfan, and Sepoy Abdur Rasheed. The soldiers were critically injured in the attack and later embraced martyrdom.
The ISPR informed that necessary contact was being made with the Iranian side for effective action against terrorists on their territory and to prevent such incidents in the future. The incident was condemned by the Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, who paid tribute to the martyrs and said that “the whole nation salutes them, the nation is united in the war against terrorism. This scourge will be eradicated.”
The attack is not the first of its kind in the region. In January, four security personnel were martyred during terrorist activity from across the Pakistan-Iran border in Balochistan’s Panjgur district. The incident was also condemned by Pakistan’s senior officials, and the Foreign Office had asked Iran to punish the culprits and ensure a thorough investigation.
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The recent incident highlights the need for greater cooperation between Pakistan and Iran to eliminate terrorism and secure the border between the two countries. The loss of four soldiers is a tragic reminder of the sacrifices made by Pakistan’s armed forces in the fight against terrorism.