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.