7 troopers killed in Balochistan terror assault

Islamabad, December 27

At least seven Pakistani soldiers were killed in a terrorist attack in the country’s restive Balochistan province, the Army said on Sunday.

The militants fire-raided a Frontier Corps (FC) outpost in Harnai region of the province late last night, it said.

During the intense exchange of fire, seven soldiers were killed, it said.

The area was cordoned off and escape routes blocked to apprehend the fleeing militants, while a large-scale search and clearance operation was under way.

Commenting on the attack, Prime Minister Imran Khan said he was “saddened” over the loss of lives.

“My heartfelt condolences and prayers go to their families,” he said.

4 army men die in chopper crash

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