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Pakistan Forces Foils Terrorist Attack on PNS Siddique Naval Base

Soldier Sepoy Noman Fareed-24 Embraced Martyred in Action

Pakistan’s security forces successfully foiled a terrorist attempt on PNS Siddique at Turbat in Balochistan. Pakistan Naval Base, PNS Siddique is one of the major operations in Balochistan. The PNS base is located near the Airport of Turbat.

Sharing the details of the incident, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistani military, concluded the operations through a statement.

The statement said the attack occurred during the night of 25th to 26th March 2024. The saw terrorists attempting to breach the security perimeter of the naval base. However, due to the prompt action taken by the troops stationed at the base, the attempt was foiled, ensuring the safety and security of both personnel and assets.

Immediately following the attempted breach, security forces in the vicinity were swiftly mobilized to reinforce the naval troops, ISPR said. In a coordinated effort, armed forces engaged the terrorists, resulting in the elimination of all four assailants during a joint clearance operation, statement.

The statement also confirmed that amidst the intense exchange of fire, Sepoy Noman Fareed, aged 24 and from Muzaffargarh, fought valiantly but ultimately made the ultimate sacrifice, embracing martyrdom in the line of duty. Sepoy Fareed was a member of the Frontier Corps Balochistan, and his bravery and dedication serve as a testament to the courage exhibited by Pakistani forces in the face of adversity.

Following the neutralization of the attackers, a thorough sanitization operation has been launched in the area to ensure the complete eradication of any remaining terrorist presence.

The incident underscores the unwavering commitment of the Pakistan Armed Forces to eradicate the scourge of terrorism from the country, emphasizing that no effort will be spared in ensuring the safety and security of the nation and its citizens, it added.

Worth mentioning here. the outlawed insurgent group, the Baluch Liberation Army (BLA), claimed responsibility of the attack. In a statement shared with the media, the BLA asserted that its so-called suicide unit,”the Majeed Brigade” , conducted the attack, resulting in significant losses for Pakistani forces.

While BLA, recognized as a global terrorist organization by Pakistan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, frequently exaggerates the impact of its violent operations.

The Balochistan province in Pakistan, abundant in natural resources, has been grappling with a prolonged insurgency led by BLA, TTP, and other outlawed insurgent factions for decades.

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