One dead in Kohlu landmine explosion

Published: October 22, 2017
Security forces cordoned off the area for search operation. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

Security forces cordoned off the area for search operation. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

QUETTA/PESHAWAR: A man was killed and another injured by a landmine explosion in Chappi Kach area of Kohlu district on Sunday morning.

According to Balochistan Levies, Maulvi Shambu Khan and Nawab Khan were on their way to Kahan on a motorbike when they drove over a landmine. Shambu was killed, while Khan was injured. The deceased and injured were shifted to a nearby hospital.

Following the incident, paramilitary forces cordoned off the area for a search operation while security was put on high alert.

No group claimed responsibility till the news story was filed.

On Friday, security forces, as part of the Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, killed one and apprehended seven other terrorists in raids carried out in Balochistan, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations.

A huge cache of arms, ammunition and explosives was also recovered during the operation.


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Blast in Dir market

A bomb blast hit Chakdara’s Sapna Market on Sunday afternoon in the Lower Dir district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. Luckily, no casualties have been reported so far, a police official said.

While speaking to The Express Tribune, Lower Dir District Police Officer (DPO) Nowsher Khan confirmed the blast hitting the Sapna Market famous for women apparels.

“The bomb disposal squad reached the site to check whether it was an improvised explosive device (IED),” Khan said, adding that no casualties were reported in the explosion as the market was closed as it was Sunday.

The police cordoned off the area and started investigation.

It is pertinent to mention that back in 2008 when militancy was on the rise in the region, a traders association of the same market had banned entry of a single women into the market.

It was compulsory for women to be accompanied by male family members due to fear of terror attacks.


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