Ten Pakistani soldiers died in two separate attacks by terrorists in Balochistan (Indian bordering area and North Waziristan (bordering Afghanistan), during a regular patrolling on Saturday, Military spokesperson said in a statement.
Pakistan Army spokesperson and the Director-General Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor reported that six Pakistani soldiers were killed near Pak-Afghan border area while four personnel sacrificed their lives in Balochistan “for peace in the region”.
He further wrote in his tweet: “While the security of tribal areas has been improved, with efforts now focused to solidify the border, inimical forces are attempting to destabilize Balochistan. Their efforts shall fail.”
According to the ISPR, the first incident took place when the soldiers were on regular duty patrolling of the border near Gurbaz area of North Waziristan near the Pak-Afghan border.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday paid rich tribute to the Pakistani soldiers of armed forces who sacrificed their lives during two terrorist attacks in Balochistan and North Waziristan.
In a statement on Twitter, PM Khan said: “I salute our armed forces personnel who continue to lay down their lives fighting terrorists to keep the nation safe.”
“My condolences & prayers go to the families of the 10 brave soldiers, including an officer, martyred fighting terrorists in North Waziristan & Balochistan today,” Khan said.
The Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Shah Mehmood Qureshi strongly condemned the cowardly attack on Pakistani border security forces in which 10 soldiers died.
FM Qureshi said ” Unlike neighbors, we do not want to blame before the investigations on the harrowing act was carried out.
The Minister emphasised that forces which are currently acting against Pakistan have their loyalties invested with no one.