Five Frontier Corps soldiers have been martyred in an attack by terrorists in Sibi, Balochistan, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Friday.
The military's media wing said the terrorists targeted an FC patrol party in the Sangan area of District Sibi.
During an exchange of fire, heavy losses were inflicted on the terrorists in men and materials, the ISPR statement said.
Among the martyrs were havildar Zafar Ali Khan, a resident of Lakki Marvat, lance naik Hidayatullah, a resident of Lakki Marvat, lance naik Nasir Abbas, a resident of Bhakkar, lance naik Basheer Ahmed, a resident of Naseerabad and sepoy Noor Ullah, a resident of Lakki Marvat.
The ISPR said, "such cowardly acts by inimical elements, backed by hostile intelligence agencies, cannot sabotage the hard-earned peace and prosperity in Balochistan."
A sanitization and search operation is in progress in order to block the escape routes of the terrorists and apprehend the terrorists, the ISPR added.