7 soldiers killed in two separate terror attacks in Pakistan

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Intl desk, May 19: Seven soldiers have been martyred in two separate terror attacks in Pakistan’s Balochistan, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Tuesday.According to the ISPR statement, terrorists targeted a vehicle of the Frontier Corps (FC) in Mach using improvised explosive devices (IEDs), claiming the lives of six Pakistan Army soldiers, DAWN reports.

The martyred soldiers were identified as Naib Subedar Ihsan Ullah Khan, Naik Zubair Khan, Naik Ijaz Ahmed, Naik Maula Bux, Naik Noor Muhammad and Abdul Jabbar.

In a separate incident at Kech, another soldier, Sipahi Imdad Ali was martyred in an exchange of fire with militants.

Last month, two Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred and two others injured in a bomb blast that took place in Toba Achakzai area of Qila Abdullah, a district bordering Afghanistan.

Official sources said that the incident took place early in the morning when security personnel were clearing the area for fencing the border.

“It was an improvised explosive device which went off when a vehicle of security forces reached there,” they said, adding that the two soldiers received fatal injuries and died on the spot.