Roadside blast: FC official dies in Quetta bombing

Another critically injured in attack on patrol vehicle on Saryab Road

Our Correspondent August 15, 2014

QUETTA: A Frontier Corps (FC) official was killed and another injured Thursday morning after their patrol vehicle was bombed in Saryab area of Quetta.

“An FC man has died while another is critically wounded,” senior police officer Imran Qureshi told The Express Tribune.

The FC vehicle was patrolling Saryab Road, known among locals as the ‘Gaza Strip’ due to the frequency of attacks here, when it was attacked with an improvised explosive device (IED) planted in the Sharifabad area of Saryab.

The vehicle was damaged in the explosion. More troops and police rushed to the spot after the blast and cordoned off the area. The deceased and the injured were transported to FC Hospital Quetta. The explosion was heard within a two kilometre-radius. The windows of nearby shops were shattered by the blast.

This is the third bombing in Quetta in two days. Earlier, two flag shops were bombed, leaving 22 injured.

Baloch separatists often target shops selling national flags and security forces in many parts of Balochistan and they intensify their attacks in the lead-up to Independence Day. There have been no claims of responsibility for the latest attack.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 15th,2014.



Zahid Maqbool | 9 years ago | Reply

I just saw Imran Khan's son (who is not even into politics) on the container on the front lines of the Azadi March...without any bulletproof glass or protection...Imran Khan was on top of the other container next to him .... him too , without a bulletproof glass or any protection.....if nothing else...even if you don't support his agenda...Imran Khan deserves respect for putting himself and his son at stake for his cause. RESPECT!!!!!

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