Suspected suicide bomber killed near Kuchlak

Suspect got off taxi going from Kuchlak to Chaman and sat on the roadside where his explosive-laden jacket blew up.

Shezad Baloch November 29, 2011

QUETTA: A suspected suicide bomber was killed near the Kuchlak area of Quetta, on Tuesday when his explosive-laden jacket detonated.

“The bomber hired a taxi cab and wanted to go to Chaman, a town bordering Afghanistan, with intention to target someone but his suicide vest exploded,” Superintendent of Police (SP), Malik Arshid told the media.

According to the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS), about 2.5kg of explosive material was used in the explosion.

Quoting the taxi driver, SP Arshid said that the bomber hired a cab near Kuchlak and wanted to go Chaman.  “The taxi driver stopped by a village near Kuchlak, to pick someone who also wanted to go to Chaman. However, the bomber got out of the cab and lay down on the road after which the explosion took place.” he said.

SP Arshid said that it appears that the bomber wanted to target someone in Chaman or somewhere in the district Qila Abdullah.

Police took the driver into custody for questioning and barred the media from interviewing him, for security reasons.

SP Arshid also showed the body of the suspected suicide bomber to journalists.


Ali Mardan | 12 years ago | Reply

So he got his reward

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