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    Thursday, 17 May 2018

    A colonel embraced martyrdom,five terrorists were killed in Quetta

    A colonel embraced martyrdom and another four soldiers sustained wounds in an operation against terrorists in Balochistan, an army press release said Wednesday.Five suicide bombers who attacked the Madadgar centre were also killed.

    The martyr was named as Colonel Sohail Abid of Military Intelligence. Two of the wounded are stated to be in critical condition.
    On a tip-off, the security men raided a militant hideout in Killi Almas area of Balochistan, the ISPR said, adding that the terrorists unleashed a gun attack as soon as they got to know about the military movement. It said the raiding team retaliated against the onslaught, killing three key terrorists including LeJ Balochistan head Salman Badeni.
    Reportedly Salman was involved in the killings of more than 100 people from Hazara community and police while the other two were suicide bombers. The action was part of Operation Raddul Fasaad.Security Forces during an intelligence based operation killed head of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Balochistan chapter Salman Badeni and two suicide bombers who were Afghan nationals at Killi Almas in Balochistan.

    Security personnel on Thursday killed five suspected suicide bombers as they foiled a terrorist attack on Frontier Corps’ Madadgar Centre in Quetta, the military’s media wing reported.
    According to Inter-Services Public Relations, “an explosive and ammunition-laden vehicle” with five would-be suicide bombers — apparently Afghan nationals — tried to enter the FC Madadgar Centre, but security forces retaliated quickly and engaged the attackers.
    "The failed terrorism attempt was a response to the killing of key terrorists in Kili Almas last night,” said ISPR.
    Meanwhile, four FC personnel were injured in the attack which occurred in Survey 31 area near Chaman Housing Society in Quetta.
    Balochistan Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti confirmed that FC Madadgar Centre came under attack and multiple blasts and gunfire were heard in the vicinity.
    Emergency and rescue teams were dispatched to the site of the attack. Following the attack, an emergency was imposed in hospitals in Quetta.
    The security forces cordoned off the incident site and a search operation has been launched in the area. There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.
    Balochistan has experienced incidents of violence and targeted killings for over a decade. In recent months, the province has faced a number of security challenges, with security personnel in the province often being targeted in roadside explosions and suicide attacks.
    According to Radio Pakistan, high value target of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi was involved in killing over 100 innocent people of Hazara Community and personnel of police in Balochistan.
    During intense exchange of fire, Colonel Sohail Abid of Military Intelligence embraced martyrdom, while four soldiers were injured.
    Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has expressed deep grief over martyrdom of Colonel Sohail Abid while fighting terrorists in Balochistan.      
    In a message, he stated that Pakistan's valiant forces will not rest till last trace of terrorist elements are wiped out from our soil.      
    He said our soldiers have paid the price of freedom with blood and there is no higher sacrifice than it. He said we as a nation are united than ever against the coward enemy.
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