PM, interior minister, KP governor condemn attack
At least six people including three personnel of security forces were killed and several others received injuries in violent acts in different parts of Federally Administrative Tribal Areas (FATA) on Monday.
Officials said that three personnel of security forces were killed as a result of Improvise Explosive Device (IED) in village Zar Melan near Wana area of South Waziristan.
According to reports, the bomb went off when FC men were moving from one checkpoint to another.
Soon after the blast, security forces launched a search operation in the area to nab the terrorists.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra condemned the attack and reiterated the resolve that war against terrorism would continue till the elimination of all terrorists.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif strongly condemned the bomb blast that resulted in the martyrdom of three FC personnel.
The premier extended his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and prayed to Almighty Allah to bless the departed souls with eternal peace.
A statement from the PM’s Office said the matchless sacrifices of precious human lives, in the war against terrorism, would always be remembered and were the most important aspect of national history.
“They have sacrificed their most valuable asset of lives for the sake of our homeland. There is nothing material to match up to their sacrifices. We as a nation will never forget the greatest contributions of our valiant Law Enforcement Agencies in the war against the enemies of our country”, the PM said in the statement.
He said, “Pakistan, by the grace of Almighty Allah, has defeated the monster of terrorism by breaking the backbone of terrorists’ network across the country.”
“We have won this war and, God willing will eliminate the remaining terrorists soon.” He said this all was possible owing to the valiant, determined and brave forces of Pakistan. “We as a nation acknowledge their great sacrifices in the line of their duties and would never forget them”, the prime minister said.
Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan also expressed his profound grief over the martyrdom of three FC personnel in the blast.
In a statement issued here, the minister sympathised with the families of the martyred and lauded the sacrifices being rendered by the Frontier Constabulary. He also expresses heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and prayed for eternal peace of the departed souls.