A vehicle of paramilitary troops Frontier Corps (FC) was partially damaged in an explosion on Joint Road in Quetta on Tuesday. However, no loss of life was reported in the blast.
The FC vehicle was on routine patrol when it came under attack. “The Improvised Explosive Device (IED) packed in a cooking oil box was planted beside the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto flyover on Joint Road. The explosion occurred as the remote-controlled detonator of the IED exploded. Splinters and other destructive objects were spread out all over the site,” said one of the security personnel at the site of the blast, while talking to reporters.
No one was hurt but the vehicle was partially damaged in the explosion. “Around two kilograms of explosive materials were used in the IED,” said an official of the Bomb Disposal Squad.
Three people, including a FC soldier, died, while 24 were wounded in a powerful bombing aimed at the FC patrolling vehicle on Saturday in the Satellite Town area of Quetta. The banned United Baloch Army (UBA) claimed responsibility, and its spokesperson said the target was security forces.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 17th, 2014.
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