Four FC personnel injured in Mastung IED blast

Published: May 15, 2017
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QUETTA: Four Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were injured as a roadside bomb exploded near their vehicle in Spalanji area of Mastung on Monday.

“An IED exploded near a FC vehicle on security duty of a construction of a road,” security sources said.

The vehicle was partly damaged in the attack.

In a similar attack on Friday, a suicide bomb blast targeting the convoy of a senior politician in Balochistan killed 26 people and wounded 30 others — some of them critically — shattering a relative calm that has prevailed in recent weeks in the province.

Suicide blast targeting Maulana Haideri kills 25

The blast in the town of Mastung, about 50km from the provincial capital, struck a vehicle carrying Senate Deputy Chairman Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, shortly after Friday prayers.

The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) secretary-general escaped the attack with light wounds, medics said, but his driver and another aide in the same vehicle were killed.

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