At least 10 personnel of the Frontier Corps (FC) were injured in an explosion near the FC fort in Dera Bugti on Monday.
According to an FC official, acting on a tip-off, FC personnel seized an explosive device near the FC fort in Dera Bugti. “It went off, injuring ten personnel. All injured are stable and have been discharged from the hospital,” said an FC spokesperson.
Responding to a query, he said the FC had foiled the terror attempt by seizing the explosive device. However, it exploded when it was in the FC’s possession, consequently causing minor injuries.
Law enforcing agencies are investigating the incident.
Gas pipeline blast
Meanwhile, unidentified militants blew up a 16-inch diametre gas pipeline near Pirkoh, disrupting the gas supply from wells to the purification plant.
An explosive device attached to the pipeline went off with a huge explosion and as a result gas supply to the purification plant from well no. 28, 40 and 41 were suspended.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 27th, 2011.