QUETTA: At least 14 soldiers of the Pakistan Army were martyred when militants ambushed a convoy of security forces in southwestern Balochistan province.
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistan Army, the militants ambushed two security force vehicles traveling from Pasni to Ormara in Gwadar district on Friday. The ISPR expressed deep sorrow over the loss of 14 soldiers in this “unfortunate incident.”
A sanitization operation is being carried out in the area, and the perpetrators of this heinous act will be hunted down and brought to justice, as stated by the ISPR. “Security forces of Pakistan are determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism from the country, and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve,” the ISPR added.
Interim Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar strongly condemned the attack on security forces and paid homage to the soldiers who lost their lives in the incident. He emphasized that the malevolent objectives of militants would not achieve success and underlined that the martyrs had made the ultimate sacrifice for the nation’s security.
Kakar stated, “The entire nation, myself included, takes immense pride in our martyrs.” He affirmed that such acts of cowardice would never weaken the determination of the Pakistani people and their armed forces.
نگران وزیراعظم انوار الحق کاکڑ کی ضلع گوادر میں سیکیورٹی فورسز کے قافلے پر دہشت گردوں کے حملے کی شدید الفاظ میں مزمت.
وزیرِ اعظم نے حملے میں جامِ شہادت نوش کرنے والے سیکیورٹی فورسز کے 14 اہلکاروں کو خراجِ عقیدت پیش کیا. وزیرِ اعظم نے شہداء کی بلندیِ درجات اور اہلِ خانہ کیلئے صبر…
— Prime Minister's Office (@PakPMO) November 3, 2023
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani strongly condemned the attack, describing such acts as reprehensible. He expressed solidarity with the families of the martyred and injured, emphasizing Pakistan’s steadfast stance against terrorists.
Strongly condemn the cowardly terrorist attack on our soldiers which resulted in the martyrdom of 14 brave sons of the soil. Such acts are utterly reprehensible. Our thoughts and prayers are with families of the martyred and injured. Pakistan stands resolute against terrorists
— Jalil Abbas Jilani (@JalilJilani) November 3, 2023
Interim Balochistan Chief Minister Ali Mardan Khan Domki also denounced the attack, calling it a cowardly act that targeted soldiers responsible for protecting people’s lives and property. He paid tribute to the fallen soldiers and offered his condolences to their families. Domki characterized these terrorist incidents as part of a conspiracy to disrupt the hard-earned peace in the province and vowed not to allow any disturbance of the peace achieved through countless sacrifices.