Six injured in Balochistan ‘suicide’ attack


Two Chines­e engine­ers, two FC soldie­rs, two local employ­ees injure­d in attack­

PHOTO: TRIBUNE

PHOTO: TRIBUNE

CHAGHAI: At least six people, including two Chinese nationals, were injured on Saturday in an alleged suicide attack on a convoy of Saindak Copper-Gold project employees in the Chaghai area of Dalbandin district.

A pickup vehicle driving ahead of the convoy exploded and damaged the bus carrying employees of the company. Among the injured are two security personnel and two Pakistani employees of Saindak Copper-Gold.

The injured were shifted to a nearby hospital for medical treatment and security forces cordoned off the area and initiated an investigation into the attack. Deputy Commissioner Chaghai Saifullah Khatran reached on site to oversee the investigation.

31 die in suicide blast at Quetta polling station

As the nation went to the polls on July 25, terror reared its ugly head once again in restive Balochistan, where at least 31 people including two children were martyred and 37 sustained injuries in a suicide attack outside a polling station in Quetta.

In a separate incident, at least four people including three troops and a polling official were also martyred as a convoy of polling staff was ambushed in the wee hours in the Buleda area of Turbat near the Pakistan-Iran border.

According to police, the suicide attack took place outside a polling station set up at Tameer-e-Nou Public School near Quetta’s eastern bypass.

“The terrorist was attempting to penetrate the polling station, but due to the heavy presence of the FC and police officials, he detonated his vest near the security personnel.

 

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