In a tragic incident on Sunday, an exchange of fire between security personnel and terrorists at a checkpost in Balochistan’s Sherani district resulted in the death of four security personnel and one terrorist. The attack took place in the Dhana Sar area of the province, further adding to the security concerns in the region.
- The exchange of fire between the security forces and terrorists lasted for nearly two hours.
- The attack targeted a checkpost in the Sherani sub-district, resulting in the loss of three police officials and one security personnel, in addition to the terrorist.
- The injured terrorists were taken away by their companions, while one security personnel sustained injuries but is now in stable condition.
- The bodies of those killed have been transported to the Zhob District Headquarters Hospital.
- The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) has taken charge of the investigation and collected evidence from the incident site.
- Law enforcement agencies have cordoned off Dhana Sar and surrounding areas, intensifying security measures.
- The Chief Minister of Balochistan, Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo, expressed his condolences for the loss of the security personnel and praised the efforts of the police and Frontier Corps (FC) in neutralizing one terrorist.
- No group has claimed responsibility for the attack thus far.
Escalating Terror Activities
- The attack highlights the escalating security challenges faced by Pakistan, particularly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.
- The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) ended its ceasefire with the government in November of the previous year, leading to an increase in terror activities.
- The incident follows a recent hand grenade attack on a “smart” police station in Karachi, which left a police constable injured.
- Additionally, on June 24, a suicide attack on a police van in Balochistan’s Turbat resulted in the death of a police official and injury to two others.
Conclusion The attack on the Sherani checkpost in Balochistan’s restive province marks a distressing event where four security personnel lost their lives. The incident serves as a grim reminder of the persistent security challenges faced by Pakistan, particularly in the regions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. Authorities are actively investigating the attack, striving to enhance security measures and protect the nation against such acts of violence.