A man was killed when a convoy of a pro-government militia was hit by a remote-controlled bomb stuffed inside a motorcycle parked along its route in Sui on Friday.
According to officials, the device was detonated just as the convoy was passing through the Bugti Colony. The injured men were shifted to the Pakistan Petroleum Limited’s (PPL) welfare hospital where one of them succumbed to his injuries.
Sources said that the attackers were most probably trying to target the peace force’s leader Bhai Khan Bugti, who remained unharmed.
The Amn force works to maintain peace in the restive Dera Bugti area. But, Baloch militants consider the group to be an outfit sponsored by intelligence agencies.
Personnel of law-enforcement agencies have so far taken 12 suspects into custody for questioning. No one has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 23rd, 2011.
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