Blast targeting FC convoy kills two in Quetta

Bomb was planted in an Alto car which was parked on the roadside.

Our Correspondent August 23, 2012


At least two people were killed and 16 others, including five women and four children, were wounded  when insurgents targeted a security forces convoy with a remote controlled bomb near Quetta’s Saryab Road on the second day of Eid.

According to Hamid Ahmed, an officer posted at Saryab police station, the blast occurred when a convoy of paramilitary Frontier Corps drove past. The bomb was planted in an Alto car which was parked on the roadside.

As a result, two people were killed and 16 others sustained injuries. Two auto-rickshaws, a taxi and a motorcycle were destroyed and windowpanes of nearby houses were smashed.

Baloch insurgents have been fighting an insurgency in Balochistan since 2004. The insurgency became deadlier after the 2006 killing of Nawab Akbar Bugti in a military operation.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 23rd, 2012.


Hasnain | 9 years ago | Reply @Abbas Ahmad: And they are avenging by killing everyone who is not Bloch.
Abbas Ahmad | 9 years ago | Reply

Its not about BLA.. It is a reaction to 5 military operations and 65 years of tyranny.... Its the establishment which take the blame fro their criminal role in Balochistan since inception of Pakistan...

Security forces come under regular attack in Balochistan and innocent people are killed which is regrettable and condemnable. Similarly security forces regularly mount operation in Baloch areas including recent attacks on Baloch villages in Mastung Bolan and Kharan area. These sort of villages will definitely result in reprisal attacks by Baloch insurgents...

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