Netizens pay tribute to the martyred Dr. Bilal Khalil who embraced martyrdom in the latest terrorist attack on Noshki, Balochistan.
Dr. Bilal Khalil fulfilled his duty to defend his nation while fighting insurgent groups in Balochistan. He was serving in the Pakistan Army as the Captain Doctor to treat the injured doctors. He, however, fought the insurgents bravely in time of need. One of the last posts on his Instagram read, ‘Death Before Dishonour’.
Social media users are appreciating the soldier for laying down his life while fighting against terrorists. He along with other four soldiers embraced martyrdom in Noshki.
Increased attacks on Pak forces
Seven Pakistani soldiers and at least 15 militants were killed in clashes in restive Balochistan province, the country’s interior minister said Thursday, while separatists claimed dozens more had died in fighting that was still ongoing.
Baloch separatists have stepped up attacks against Pakistan forces in recent weeks — including with a deadly bomb blast in the eastern megacity of Lahore last month.
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Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad said Pakistan forces came under attack late Wednesday in the Naushki and Panjgur districts of Balochistan, an oil- and gas-rich province bordering Iran and Afghanistan.
He said four soldiers “embraced martyrdom” in Naushki while a total of 15 assailants were killed in the twin assaults.
Captain Dr. Bilal Khalil Embraced Shahadat last night 😭😭😭
2nd pic is the status he put up 7 hours before the news of his shahadat came …. جنت نشین شہزادہ#Noshki #balochistan #BalochistanWar #Panjgur pic.twitter.com/VP0FU7E38T
— (اَنَا مَجنُون العباس ع) محمد شارق پاشا (@Pasha21_11) February 3, 2022
But in a statement on their Telegram channel, the Baloch Liberation Army claimed to have killed dozens of Pakistani troops and said separatist forces still held military posts they had captured.
Baloch separatists frequently exaggerate their battlefield successes, while the Pakistan military’s public relations department also plays down losses, or delays reporting them.
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The interior minister’s video statement said a group of six militants were “surrounded” by troops and would be defeated. “This is a great victory which the army has, as usual, achieved in its fight against terrorism,” he added.