ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the entire nation stands behind all our security forces as they continue to lay down their lives for the safety & security of Pakistan.
In a statement on Twitter on Friday, the prime minister expressed his condolence and prayers for the 20 security personnel including six Pakistan army men martyred in 2 cowardly acts of terrorism yesterday.
My deepest condolences & prayers for the 20 security personnel, including 6 army men, martyred in 2 cowardly acts of terrorism yesterday. The entire nation stands behind all our security forces as they continue to lay down their lives for the safety & security of Pakistan.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) October 16, 2020
On Thursday, seven soldiers of Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan and seven security guards embraced martyrdom in an encounter with terrorists on the Coastal Highway near Ormara.
The FC Balochistan personnel and security guards were escorting a convoy of the Oil and Gas Development Company (OGDCL) on its way from Gwadar to Karachi when terrorists attacked.
The funeral prayers of 14 security personnel – martyred at the Coastal Highway – were offered at Awaran Malashia in Lesbela on Friday.
Later, their dead bodies were dispatched to their ancestral towns with full honor.
In a separate terrorist attack near Gwadar on Thursday, six FC personnel were martyred.