Two Levies personnel martyred in Mastung ambush


Two Levies personnel were martyred after their checkpost came under attack in the Babri area of Balochistan’s Mastung district on Monday night, an official said on Tuesday.

Talking to media, Assistant Commissioner Mastung Barkat Baloch said a group of armed militants attacked a checkpost located along the Quetta-Taftan highway, causing the martyrdom of two personnel who were identified as Manzoor Ahmed and Muhammad Aslam.

He said the bodies of the martyred personnel had been moved to a hospital.

The deputy commissioner said the law enforcement personnel had launched a search operation in the area to nab the attackers.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif strongly condemned the terrorist attack and said the nation paid tribute to its security forces for defending the country. He prayed for the departed souls and said the sacrifices rendered by security forces would not go in vain.