At least six security personnel martyred in rocket attack in Awaran


As many as six security personnel were martyred and two others were injured on Monday as a result of a rocket attack by unidentified armed men in Awaran district.

According to the media reports, while a bomb disposal team was searching the Kure area located 30 kilometres from Tehsil Mashkay area of Awaran, some unidentified armed men launched a rocket from the nearby mountains that landed and exploded.

As a consequence, six security personnel died there and then and two others were injured. Security forces rushed to the site of the attack and threw a cordon around the area.

The bodies of the personnel and those injured were later shifted to a nearby health facility.

The six martyred security personnel have been identified as Hawaldar Shabbir, Sepoy Sheraz, Sepoy Bashir, Sepoy Sharaj, Sepoy Allah Nawaz and Sepoy Abid. Two injured include Sepoy Ehsan and

According to reports, the security forces have started a search operation to arrest the culprits involved in targeting the bomb disposal team in Awaran district. However, despite the magnitude of the attack, the details of the incident have yet not been provided by the local authorities.