Illicit movement: Landmine blast near Iran border kills three

Published: March 21, 2018
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Levies and Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan’s contingents rushed to the spot and shifted the bodies and injured to District Headquarters Hospital for medico-legal process. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

Levies and Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan’s contingents rushed to the spot and shifted the bodies and injured to District Headquarters Hospital for medico-legal process. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

QUETTA: At least three people including two women were killed on Wednesday as a result of a landmine blast near the Rajhay area of district Chaghi near Pak-Iran border.

According to Levies, the vehicle carrying two women and a child hit a landmine laid by unknown persons near the Rajhay area of Chaghi district near the Pak-Iran border. “Two women Bibi Naseema and Bibi Maryam and the vehicle driver Abdul Rehman Reki were killed as a result of landmine blast on the spot while a child sustained critical wounds.”

Levies and Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan’s contingents rushed to the spot and shifted the bodies and injured to District Headquarters Hospital for medico-legal process.

Deputy Commissioner Chaghi Imran Ibrahim said, “The vehicle illegally crossed the border and was moving towards its destination when the driver accelerated over a landmine.”

Footage surfacing after the blast showed the wreckage of the vehicle, which was destroyed due to the intensity of the explosion.
Security forces have lodged a case against unknown persons and opened investigation.

4 killed in blast near Pak-Iran border

Pak-Iran border is notorious as a conduit for smugglers who carry drugs in illicit movements. Border forces tightened security following terrorists’ activities on the border.

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