A Pakistan Army captain and a sepoy embraced martyrdom in an IED attack in Balochistan, the military’s media wing said Thursday. “Terrorists targeted Security Forces using an IED in Khuda Bux Bazar near Pasni. An officer Capt Affan Masood and Sepoy Babar Zaman embraced Shahadat,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement. The ISPR said that a search operation is in progress to apprehend the perpetrators. “Such cowardly acts by inimical elements, backed by hostile intelligence agencies (HIAs) cannot sabotage the hard-earned peace and prosperity in Balochistan,” it added. The military said that the security forces are determined to neutralise such nefarious designs at all costs. Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib Thursday condemned the terrorist incident in which an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was used to target the security forces in Khuda Bux Bazaar near Pasni, Balochistan. In a news release, he prayed for the highest ranks in Jannah for Captain of Pakistan Army Affan Masood and Sepoy Babar Zaman, who lost their lives in the attack and conveyed sincere condolences to the bereaved families of martyrs.He termed the use of IED by terrorists to target the troops a ‘cowardly act’. Farrukh praised the valiant security forces of the country for successfully neutralizing nefarious designs of the anti-Pakistan hostile agencies.”No one will be allowed to sabotage peace and prosperity of the country at any cost,” he remarked.