Three Levies men killed in Quetta blast

Our Correspondent

Quetta

Three Levies personnel were killed and three others injured when a remote controlled bomb exploded near assistant commissioner Barshore’s vehicle on the Pishin bypass, Quetta Friday, official said. The AC, Amir Zaman Kakar, was not in the vehicle at the time of the attack.

“Tehsil Barshore’s assistant commissioner was on his visit to Pishin, when his car arrived at Pishin bypass the remote-controlled bomb exploded. Three Levies personnel were martyred and two were critically injured. The assistant commissioner was the attacker’s target but he escaped unharmed,” the official said.

The personnel were identified as Asmatullah Abdul Baqi and Jafar Khan. The AC, Amir Zaman Kakar, was not in the vehicle at the time of the attack.

The injured were shifted to hospital for medical treatment while a heavy contingent of security forces arrived at the scene and started investigation.

A heavy contingent of Levies forces reached the site of the Pishin Bypass area where the attack took place, and police and members of the Bomb Disposal Squad looked into the nature of the blast.

Additional Deputy-commissioner Pishin Waqar Khursheed Alam told a local TV channel that the initial investigation revealed that it was a planted bomb. It was discovered that 5-6 kilograms of explosive materials were used in the bomb.

Provincial Home Minister Saleem Khosa condemned the blast and directed authorities to immediately submit a report on the incident and ensure the wounded received treatment.

“Terrorists will be dealt with an iron first,” Khosa warned.

 

President Dr Arif Alvi on Friday strongly condemned the Pishin blast and expressed deep grief over the loss of precious lives.

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