Landmine blast kills two FC personnel in Balochistan

Published: December 14, 2011

Security forces have started a search operation in the area after the blast.

QUETTA: Two Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were killed and five others injured on Wednesday when their vehicle hit a landmine in the Mand Balo area of Balochistan which shares a border with Iran.

According to official sources, a vehicle of the paramilitary troops was doing its routine patrolling near the Mand area when it hit a landmine placed by unidentified men.

As a result of the explosion, two personnel were killed on the spot while five others sustained injuries.

The vehicle was also destroyed in the incident.

Other troops reached the spot cordoned off the area. The deceased and injured were shifted to a nearby hospital. Security forces have started a search operation in the area after the blast.

No group has claimed the responsibility for the attack so far.

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