Seven soldiers were martyred in a firearms attack on a Balochistan Frontier Corps (FC) post in Balochistan’s Harnai district, the military media wing said on Sunday. The “terrorist bombardment” targeted an FC post located in the Shahrag area of Harnai late on Saturday. “During [an] intense exchange of gunfire, seven brave soldiers embraced the shahadat as they repelled the attacking terrorists, “said an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement. It said the area had been cordoned off and escape routes blocked to stop the criminals. A large-scale search “Such cowardly acts by enemy elements backed by anti-state forces will not be allowed to sabotage the hard-won peace and prosperity in Baluchistan,” said ISPR, adding that the security forces were determined to “thwart their nefarious designs at all costs.” In a tweet, Prime Minister Imran Khan said he was “saddened to hear” the martyrdom of the soldiers in the attack. My condolences and prayers go out to their families. Our nation supports our brave soldiers facing attacks from Indian-backed terrorists, “he wrote. Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood also said he was” very saddened to learn of the martyrdom of 7 of our soldiers defending the homeland. ” Martyred personnel were identified as Naib Subedar Gulzar, resident of Mianwali; Sepoy Faisal, resident of Hafizabad; Sepoy Abdul Wakeel, resident of Pishin; Sepoy Sher Zaman, resident of Kohat; Sepoy Jamal, resident of Dera Bugti; Abdul Rauf, resident of Dera Ghazi Khan; and Faqeer Muhammad, a resident of Muzaffargarh. The incident comes five days after 10 suspected terrorists were killed in a shootout with security forces during an intelligence operation in the Awaran area of Baluchistan. “These terrorists participated in shots were fired at the security forces, resulting in the martyrdom of Lance Naik Mohammad Iqbal on December 20 in the Awaran area ”, had d icho the ISPR at that time. In early October, 14 security men, seven personnel from the Border Corps, and the largest number of civil guards employed by the OGDCL were martyred in an armed attack on their convoy on the coastal road in the Ormara area of the district. of Gwadar. The encounter took place between the security forces and a large number of terrorists on the coastal highway near Ormara when a convoy of Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) personnel was escorted from Gwadar to Karachi.