Five soldiers from Frontier Corps, Balochistan, were killed in an attack on a patrolling party in Sibi district’s Sangan area, the military’s media affairs wing said on Friday.
The killed FC personnel were identified as Havildar Zafar Ali Khan, Lance Naik Hidayatullah, Lance Naik Nasir Abbas, Lance Naik Basheer Ahmed and Sepoy Noorullah.
The Baloch Liberation Army has claimed the responsibility for the attack.
According to the BLA statement, the FC personnel were deployed for the protection of the company employees involved in the exploitation of the natural resources of Balochistan.
The statement further said that such attacks on Pakistani security forces will continue until the independence of Balochistan.