MASHKAI: Militants fired on a helicopter carrying relief goods to Mashkai, an area of Balochistan that was devastated by the earthquake, Express News reported on Friday.
Yesterday, the helicopter of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Chairman Major General Muhammad Saeed Aleem was targeted with rockets while it was on its way to Mashkai, Balochistan for earthquake relief work.
The NDMA chairman was in the area to monitor the rescue work underway in the devastated region. Major General Aleem remained unhurt in the attack.
The September 24 earthquake has so far claimed around 357 lives in Balochistan and more than 600 people are injured.
A senior FC officer had said that most of the stricken places in Awaran are highly risky areas for relief workers and provincial functionaries as it is a hub of Baloch nationalist militants.
Mashkai – a sub-district of Awaran – has been under the militant command of nationalist guerrilla commander, Dr Allah Nazar who has been confronting the FC and Pakistan Army for a long time.