A terrorist attack on a convoy of paramilitary oil and gas employees has taken over in Balochistan.
In Pakistan’s southwestern province of Balochistan, a convoy of paramilitary oil and gas workers has been attacked, killing 14 people, including 7 soldiers. Employees of Government Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) were attacked on Thursday in Ormara town of Gwadar district.
Pakistan Army’s media wing Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) has confirmed that the terrorists have also suffered a lot in firing from both sides. Seven Frontier Corps soldiers and an earlier number of private security guards lost their lives in the attack.
“The militants attacked a convoy from the mountains near Ormara on the Balochistan-hub-Karachi coastal highway,” a top Gwadar official said. There have been large-scale firings from both sides. When the incident took place, the convoy was returning from Gwadar to Karachi.”
The official said the attack was planned, and the militants were already aware that the convoy was heading for Karachi. “The terrorists were waiting for the convoy. Despite the security forces losing their lives, the company’s convoy was evacuated from the spot near Ormara.”
Gwadar Port is the focal point of the nearly $60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) development project. State-owned institutions and foreign officials work here in heavy security. Inter-service public relations reported without giving an exact number that the number of attackers was substantial.
According to PTI, the security forces effectively responded to the terror attack and ensured the safety of the oil company, and evacuated the company’s employees from the area. The militants have also suffered a lot during the firing.
According to ISPR, security forces have cordoned off the area and the search for the militants involved in the attack is continuing. However, no banned separatist or terrorist organization or group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far. Radio Pakistan said Prime Minister Imran Khan condemned the attack and sought a report on the incident.