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Gadawar/N. Waziristan: 13 LEA, 7 OGDC Guards lost lives in 2 attacks

KARACHI: Thirteen security personnel and seven private guards lost their lives due to IED attacks by militants in Gadawar and N. Waziristan.

A convoy on its way to Karachi from Gwadar was attacked by militants Thursday (15th of Oct., 2020) on the Makran Coastal Highway in Ormara. As a result seven FC soldiers and seven security guards lost their lives. They were escorting a convoy of state-run OGDCL

ISPR stated: “Security forces responded effectively, ensured security of the OGDCL persons and managed their safe exit from the area … substantial losses were also incurred to the terrorists…Such cowardly acts by inimical elements to sabotage peace, stability and economic development in Balochistan shall never be allowed to succeed…These acts can not subdue [the] resolve of our forces which are determined to defend [the] motherland, even at the cost of their lives.”

Scene of attack have been cordoned off to carry out a search operation. No militant outfit has claimed responsibility for the attack so far. FC personnel, who lost their lives were: Subedar Abid Hussain, Naik Muhammad Anwar, Lance Naik Iftikhar Ahmed, Sepoy Muhammad Naveed, Lance Naik Abdul Latif, Sepoy Muhammad Waris and Sepoy Imran Khan. Pvt. Guards were Havaldar (R) Samandar Khan, Muhammad Fawadullah, Attaullah, Waris Khan, Abdul Nafay, Shakirullah and Abid Hussain.

PM Imran Khan expressing grief with victims’ families condemned the attack and sought a report into the incident. CM Balochistan Jam Kamal took to the Twitter to hold that the attack was a clear sign that enemy does not  want Balochistan and its people to prosper.

Moreover, an IED attack on a convey of Pak Army carried out by terrorists here near Razmak area today claimed lives of six personnel.

Capt Umar Farooq (24), Naib Subedar Riaz Ahmed (37), Naib Subedar Shakeel Azad 44), Havaldar Younas Khan (36), Naik Muhammad Nadeem (37) and Lance Naik Asmat Ullah (30) were among the victims.

It is pertinent to mention here that such IED attacks by terrorists and counter measures by LEA personnel take place at short intervals here. | YouTube Channel


M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.