ZIARAT: At least six levies personnel were killed in a terrorist attack on a checkpost in Ziarat on Wednesday.
According to Ziarat Deputy Commissioner Qadir Bux Parkani, unidentified terrorists attacked the checkpost situated in Sanjawi town’s area of Lal Katai. As a result, six levies personnel were martyred.
He said that the terrorists fled the scene after the attack. The security forces cordon off the area and started further investigation.
The bodies were shifted to a nearby hospital for medico-legal formalities.
Despite statistics showing a considerable drop in overall terrorism in Pakistan in the recent past, Balochistan has continued to experience violence, with considerable target attacks on police and law enforcement agencies.
The province had the most number of fatalities at 407, followed by FATA (208) and Sindh (192). Of the 2,333 casualties in 2018, 1,131 were fatalities, down 45% from 2,047 the prior year.