One killed in attack on Pasni radar installation

At least 12 armed men opened fire at the Constabulary personnel guarding the radar at 6:30 pm, killing one guard.


Shezad Baloch March 29, 2014
A military radar. PHOTO: WIKICOMMONS

QUETTA: A group of armed men disguised in security forces’ uniform attacked the international radar in the coastal town of Pasni, Gwadar district on Saturday evening killing one Balochistan Constabulary official and injuring another. 

At least 12 armed men attacked the Constabulary personnel guarding the radar at 6:30 pm with small arms and rockets. After pinning the guards down with heavy fire, they managed to take hostage one guard and snatched weapons from others.

“There were several BC [Baloch Constabulary] personnel guarding the radar set up on the mountain top. Armed men locked BC personnel inside the room after shooting,” a senior official of the Home Department said.

The armed men then attached explosive materials to the radar and sped away. According to a local official, they also fired few rocket propelled grenades on the radar, partially damaging the installation.

A bomb disposal squad was dispatched from Gwadar city after an hour. "They are still trying to defuse the explosive materials attached to the radar," Home Secretary Asad Gillani said.

“The radar system is still working,” he told The Express Tribune, before adding that, “More security forces were sent to the area."

According to a local official, the attackers had traveled to the radar in two vehicles and were armed with sophisticated weapons.

The radar had been set up by the Pakistan Air Force to monitor international air traffic.

The dead Constabulary man was identified as Mohammed Jan, a resident of Turbat, and was shifted to a state-run hospital.

Identity of the attackers is not yet known.

COMMENTS (8)

AnisAqeel | 7 years ago | Reply

@Ch. Allah Daad: "If we don’t negotiate with them then what other choice we got?" We have a created phenomena that can be controlled while removing all support to these terrorists by some political parties and our own powerful security. A couple of days bombing on these terrorists training centers has brought them to table and a big time efforts by at least three political parties to stop cleaning up and negotiate. It will take no more than a few weeks to clean up the entire structure if the supporters are highhandedly snubbed. To remove a cancer, you have to remove the spot from where it is spreading. If it is not so then don't spend billions of Dollars on armed forces rather spend a fraction on improving policing. Making others escape goat like USA, India, Afghanistan and most importantly creating false fence of religion Islam is a part of planning to fool the illiterates.

Zubair Khan | 7 years ago | Reply

An other blow to faulty defence system guarding vital installations. But who bothers. In pappers all is ok.

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