Balochistan unrest: Five FC men injured in landmine attack

In a separate incident, four injured in rocket attack on a bank’s cash van.

Our Correspondent June 29, 2012


Five personnel of the Frontier Corps (FC) were injured in a landmine blast in the Mach area of Bolan district, some 30 kilometres away from Quetta on Thursday.

According to sources, FC personnel were checking vehicles near an overhead bridge on the National Highway in Mach when the landmine, planted by unidentified persons, exploded.

As a result, five FC personnel sustained injuries, eyewitnesses said. However, FC spokesman Murtaza Baig told The Express Tribune that at least three personnel were injured.

The injured were shifted to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Quetta.

They have been identified as Malik Khan, Asif Hussain, Ali Akbar, Naik Noor Alam and Manwar Khan.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack. A case has been registered against unidentified people.

Rocket attack

Four people were injured in a rocket attack in the Qambrani Road area of Quetta on Thursday.

According to SP Saryab Amanullah Kakar, the attack targeted a cash van of a private bank. As a result, four security guards of a private company, who were inside the vehicle, were injured.

Police rushed to the spot soon after the incident and cordoned off the area. The injured, identified as Mohammad Jan, Akbar Khan, Mohammad Naeem and Mohammad Arif, were shifted to the civil hospital.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

Meanwhile, a man, identified as Jogee Sommoro, was gunned down in the Faizabad area of Saryab on Thursday. A case has been registered.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 29th, 2012. 


Critics | 9 years ago | Reply I wonder how the leaders of Balochistan sleep? Or may be they have no sleep because of their failures which the whole world witnessing so far! Is there any true leader in Pakistan who is only pakistani not a shia or sunni or punjabi, or sindhi or pashtun or baloch? All these conditions are paving paths for the outsiders to come and rule with the help of the oppressed ones! Be or not to be a Country. Where is law? Where are the criminals who are killing innocent people since 2000? It is not the sect which makes a person human. It is the character which he or she develops. Please secure the integrity or face the worst. Come out of this war of confusion. It benefits no one.
A J KHAN | 9 years ago | Reply

Balochistan crises is a big time drama. Those in power are happy with Pakistan because they are minting money from the exchequer. Those who are out of the assemblies are not happy as they are being sustained by foreign powers likeBugti, Marri and mengal. Balochs are in Power in Balochistan and are getting more than a fair share. They are getting away with the share of the indigenous Pashtuns, settlers and hazaras also. They h sides. They as a matter of fact are exploiting the other nationalities of Balochistan.

As far as the terrorists are concerned, Time has still not come for talks with the foreign funded terrorists. They should be eliminated ruthlessly and then their second tier leadership should be given the option of talks from the position of strenght. There should be no let off in action against them. They have already destroyed the province, damaged the country and spread despair.

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