Death toll in terror attack on OGDCL convoy rises to 14

By: News Desk      Published: 12:04 AM, 16 Oct, 2020
Death toll in terror attack on OGDCL convoy rises to 14
A vehicle from the convoy was burnt to ashes after the terrorist attack.

At least 14 security personnel embraced martyrdom in an encounter with terrorists on Coastal Highway near Ormara when a convoy of the OGDCL came under attack on its way from Gwadar to Karachi. 

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), media wing of the Pakistan Army, the security forces responded effectively and protected the OGDCL staff and steered the convoy out of the danger zone safe and sound. During the clash, terrorists also suffered substantial losses. As a result of the encounter, seven soldiers of the FC Balochistan and seven security guards were martyred.

The security personnel who laid down their lives in the incident were identified as Subedar Abid Hussain, resident of Layyah; Naik Muhammad Anwar, resident of Sibi; Lance Naik Iftikhar Ahmed, resident of Dera Ghazi Khan; Sepoy Muhammad Naveed, resident of Chakwal; Lance Naik Abdul Latif, resident of Pishin; Sepoy Muhammad Waris, resident of Mianwali; Sepoy Imran Khan, resident of Lakki Marwat; Havaldar (Retired) Samandar Khan, resident of Lakki Marwat; Muhammad Fawadullah, resident of Lakki Marwat; Attaullah, resident of Dera Ismail Khan; Waris Khan, resident of Tank; Abdul Nafay, resident of Kohat; Shakirullah, resident of Kohat and Abid Hussain, resident of Bannu. 

Immediately after the terrorist attack, security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search for the terrorists. The ISPR said that such cowardly acts by inimical elements to sabotage peace, stability and economic development in Balochistan shall never be allowed to succeed. Moreover, these acts cannot subdue resolve of the Pakistani forces, which are determined to defend the motherland, even at the cost of their lives, the ISPR said. 

Initially, it was reported that six people have embraced martyrdom in the encounter with terrorist.