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6 paramilitary troops dead in Balochistan bomb attack

6 paramilitary troops dead in Balochistan bomb attack

Jan 19, 2016 - 09:49

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Six paramilitary troops have been killed and a seventh wounded in a bomb attack in Pakistaninfo-icon’s restive southwestern Balochistan province, bordering Afghanistaninfo-icon.

Monday’s remote-controlled bomb hit the troops during a patrol of Margat area, 50 kilometre east of the provincial capital Quetta, a Frontier Corps (FC) spokesman said.

Khan Wase said the dead bodies and injured were evacuated to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH). Law enforcement agencies reached the site and cordoned off the entire area.

Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri condemned the incident, ordering the arrest the armed attackers as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, the outlawed Tehreek-e-Talibaninfo-icon Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the improvised explosive device (IED) attack on the FC vehicle.


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