Balochistan violence: Market blast injures four in Kohlu

Man dies in attack on his home in Dera Bugti


Our Correspondent December 27, 2016
PHOTO: ABID NAWAZ/ EXPRESS

QUETTA: Four people were injured on Tuesday when some explosive material planted on the rooftop of a market exploded in Balochistan’s Kohlu district.

According to sources, the explosives were placed on the roof of the Mir Ahmed Yar Market where several people were sitting. Among the injured were Dr Khalid, Taj Muhammad, Muhammad Khan and Shahnawaz. Shop windows were also shattered in the deafening blast.

Policemen and Bomb Disposal Squad personnel reached the site and cordoned off the area. Police said that explosion was carried out by remote control. A case has been registered by the police and further investigations are under way.

Man killed in Dera Bugti

One man was killed and a mother and son were injured when unidentified men broke into a house in Dera Bugti on Tuesday and opened indiscriminate firing.

According to details, unidentified men barged into the house of Fatu and opened indiscriminate fire on his family. Fatu was killed on the spot and his wife and son were critically injured.

The assailants managed to flee after the attack. Police took the injured to the hospital and handed the body of the deceased over to the heirs after medico-legal formalities.

Three suspects arrested

Security forces arrested as many as three suspects, including an injured one, during a search operation in Qilla Saifullah, on Tuesday.

According to a spokesman, the FC carried out a search operation in the Qilla Saifullah area and rounded up two suspects identified as Safar Gul and Aziz Ahmed. However, the third suspect was arrested while he was trying to escape. He was identified as Faraz.

The suspects have been detained for further interrogation.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 28th, 2016.

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