Pakistan: Blast targets FC vehicle in Bolan; one killed

3rd May 2014
Pakistan: Blast targets FC vehicle in Bolan; one killed

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Syed Ali Shah

QUETTA, (Dawn): One Frontier Corps (FC) man was killed and another was injured in a bomb explosion in Balochistan province’s Bolan district on Saturday, a security official said.

Khan Wasey, a spokesman for the FC, told Dawn that a security forces’ vehicle was on routine patrolling when it was attacked in Bolan’s Dhadar area in the morning.

“A loud and powerful explosion was heard in the area. It appeared to be a remote-controlled blast,” Wasey said.

He said two FC personnel inside the vehicle were seriously wounded as a result.

Subsequently, one of the two wounded succumbed to his injuries on way to a hospital.

The bomb also damaged the security forces’ vehicle.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

However, Wasey said he suspected that the attack was the work of Baloch separatists operating in the area.

Bolan is considered to be among the sensitive districts of the southwestern province where separatist militants have been targeting power pylons, gas pipelines and other vital installations.

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