At least six well-equipped terrorists attacked a compound of paramilitary troops’ frontier corps in northern Baluchistan on Friday morning, taking families hostage.
Thirteen people, including six soldiers and a civilian, were killed, and six hostages were injured in a clearance operation at a military compound in Pakistan’s southwest Baluchistan province, according to a military statement.
The operation was completed on Saturday morning after the terrorists attacked the compound of paramilitary troops’ frontier corps in northern Baluchistan on Friday morning, the military’s media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in the statement.
No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but ethnic Baloch separatist groups have for decades waged a rebellion against the state in the south-western province, frequently targeting security forces.
ISPR said that the militants had not even spared children, confirming that all six of them were killed in the clearance operation.
In January, a suicide bomber linked to Pakistan’s Taliban blew himself up in a mosque inside a police compound in the north-western city of Peshawar, killing more than 80 officers.
Pakistan has witnessed a dramatic uptick in attacks since the Afghan Taliban surged back to power in neighbouring Afghanistan in 2021.