4 soldiers die in attack on FC centre in Loralai

PESHAWAR: Four terrorists were killed as the security forces foiled an attack on the Frontier Corps (FC) training centre in Loralai district of Balochistan on Tuesday.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the terrorists tried to enter the administrative centre of FC in Loralai. The terrorists were stopped at the gate after which they opened fire and entered the compound. The security forces responded effectively and foiled the attack.

The ISPR said four terrorists, including a suicide bomber, were killed in the operation. The bomber blew himself up when the security forces engaged him. Four soldiers also lost their lives in the operation. The deceased soldiers included Subedar Major Munawar, Havaldar Iqbal Khan, Havaldar Bilal and Sepoy Naqshab. Two soldiers were also injured in the operation who were taken to hospital.

“The valiant and timely action of security forces denied entry of terrorists into residential area which would have resulted into more number of casualties,” stated the ISPR. The militants wanted to enter the compound and cause massive damages. The timely action by the security forces also saved the nearby residential area from damages.

Meanwhile, Director General ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor said the Pakistan Army shot down a spy Indian quadcopter in Bagh sector along the Line of Control (LoC).

“Pakistan Army troops shot down Indian spy quadcopter in Bagh sector along Line of Control. Not even a quadcopter will be allowed to cross the LoC, InshaaAllah,” the military spokesman said in a tweet.

From the pictures shared on the media, it seemed that the quadcopter being used was of the commercially available variety of drones. The spy drones are used for aerial photography.

Earlier, the Foreign Office summoned the acting deputy high commissioner and protest was lodged with him over continuous ceasefire violations at the LoC and working boundary.

As per an agreement between Pakistan and India, both the countries also exchanged the lists of nuclear installations and prisoners. Media reports said 2018 was the deadliest year in the Indian Held Kashmir (IHK) in the last decade in terms of casualties both from the fighters, civilians and Indian security forces.