Friday, October 12, 2012

14 dead in Balochistan bomb attacks

ISLAMABAD (PAN): Fourteen people were killed and 28 others wounded in two separate bomb attacks in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, bordering southern Afghanistan, officials said on Friday.

The explosions, condemned by Chief Minister Nawab Muhammad Aslam Raisani, happened late Thursday evening in Sibi and in Dera Bugti districts of the natural gas-rich province.

Local police official Tahir Shah told Pajhwok Afghan News that 11 people were killed and 26 others injured when a bomb-rigged motorbike exploded near a restaurant on the Nishtar Road in Sibi.

He said the 15kilograms of explosive device damaged 12 shops and five vehicles in the area. Security officials were looking for the attackers, the official added.

Elsewhere in the province, three security personnel were killed and two others seriously injured when their vehicle struck a landmine in the Maro area of Dera Bugti district.

from Pajhwok
by Qaisar Yosufzai on Oct 12, 2012 - 12:38

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