Islamabad [Pakistan]December 25 (ANI): Five soldiers, including a captain, were killed and 15 others were injured in five explosions in Balochistan province on Sunday, international news reported.
Two of the four explosions occurred in Quetta, one passed through the Kahan area of Kohlu district, while the fourth occurred in Turbat. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), since December 24, an improvised explosive device (IED) was killed by a “leader” in the Kahan area of Kohlu district during an intelligence-based clearance operation. Explosions reported nearby.
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Five soldiers including Captain Fahad, Lance Naik Imtiaz, Sepoy Asghar, Sepoy Mehran and Sepoy Shamoon were killed. ISPR called the incident a “terrorist threat imposed from outside,” saying “such a cowardly act by hostile elements” cannot disrupt “the peace and prosperity of Balochistan,” according to news reports.
ISPR said security forces remained determined to challenge and thwart their nefarious plans. According to News International, ISPR said that after the incident, a disinfection operation began in the area to apprehend the perpetrators.
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Meanwhile, international news reports quoted police as saying an unidentified man threw a grenade at a police checkpoint in the satellite city of Quetta, injuring three officers on duty.
The incident followed a grenade explosion at the Shaheed Ameer Dasti Police Station on Sabzal Road, Quetta. Four people, including a woman and a little girl, were injured in the attack, according to police. Bomb disposal teams arrived at the scene of the attack after another grenade was reported to be at the scene.
According to Quetta police, two grenades were thrown on the road, one exploded and the other was defused. The injured were transferred to Bolan Medical General Hospital for treatment.
In another incident during the evening, an explosion occurred near the Taleemi Chowk area in Turbat, according to police. No one was injured in the attack. Security forces cordoned off the areas and investigations are ongoing, according to international news reports.
Another grenade explosion occurred at the Sadar police station in Hub. News International, citing rescue sources, reported that three people were injured in the blast and were taken to the city’s civilian hospital.
Meanwhile, in Zhob, Balochistan, a soldier was killed and two others were wounded. According to press reports, an operation was launched in Zhob to “stop the infiltration of terrorists into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province using several suspicious routes across the Pakistan-Afghanistan border”.
Citing police and official sources, Dawn newspaper said five security personnel were killed and another wounded in separate attacks in the Chaman and Turbat districts earlier on Saturday.
According to official sources, militants attacked a vehicle of the Frontier Corps Balochistan (South) in the Dannuk area of Turbat, Kech district, according to the Dawn newspaper.
There was an exchange of fire between Border Guard (FC) personnel and the attackers. Four security personnel, including a subedar, were killed.
The victim was transferred to Turbat Regional Hospital. The soldiers killed were identified as Subedar Azhar Hussian, Sepoy Zulfiqar Ali, Naik Muhammad Ibrahim and Naik Sajidullah. Naik Suleman was wounded in the shootout, Dawn reported. An operation to apprehend the attackers has been launched.
In another attack, a conscript soldier was killed after armed motorcyclists opened fire in Chamain, according to police. The soldier, identified as Bashir Ahmed, was on duty at College Road when the attack occurred. According to police, the soldier died at the scene after being hit by multiple bullets. The outlawed Pakistani Taliban movement claimed responsibility for the attack. (Arnie)
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