Landmine explosion injures two in Kohlu

Muhammad Naseem and Zakariya Mari were injured in the blast


Mohammad Zafar December 11, 2017
A landmine. PHOTO: REUTERS

QUETTA: At least two men were wounded in a landmine explosion early Monday morning in the Kohlu district of Balochistan. According to the Balochistan Levies, the blast occurred in the Bareli area of Mamond Tehsil injuring Muhammad Naseem and Zakariya Mari.

The Kohlu district is not new to violence.

In October, a man was killed and another injured in the Chappi Kach area. They 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.

14 killed as passenger van hits landmine in Kurram Agency

As recent as last week, a possible terror attack was foiled by the Levies in Kohlu. Deputy Commissioner Kohlu Agha Naveed said the Baloch Levies recovered a large cache of weapons and explosives during an operation on a militant hideout near Tehsil Kahan’s Soraf Nala area. They were acting upon an intelligence tip-off provided by security agencies.

At least 181 RPG-7 rockets, 172 fuses, MMRR 75 gun and 80 rounds were recovered by the security forces.

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