According to ISPR, four Frontier Corps soldiers were martyred on Monday in an explosion of an improvised explosive device in Balochistan. The FC soldiers performing security duty were attacked by unknown terrorists in the provincial capital of Quetta, the military’s media wing Inter-Services Public Relations said in the statement.
Subedar Sardar All Khan, Sepoy Musaddaf Hussain, Sepoy Muhammad Anwar and Sepoy Awais Khan lost their lives in the attack.
A large-scale area sanitization operation by FC Balochistan to hunt the terrorists is underway. Such cowardly acts by inimical elements cannot sabotage the hard-earned peace and prosperity in Balochistan. Security forces are determined to neutralize their nefarious designs even at the cost of blood and lives, said the statement.
The Frontier Corps is a paramilitary force of Pakistan that is currently stationed in the provinces of Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, to maintain law and order while overseeing the control of the country’s borders with Afghanistan and Iran.
The Frontier Corps is an umbrella term for two separate organizations: FC KP stationed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and FC Balochistan stationed in Balochistan province.
Each subdivision is headed by a seconded inspector general, who is a Pakistan Army officer of at least major-general rank, although the force itself is under the jurisdiction of the Interior Ministry.