KARACHI, Feb. 10 (PTI) Two Pakistani army officers were killed and three others were injured in a bomb blast in the country’s restive Balochistan province on Friday, an official statement said.
The explosion occurred when an improvised explosive device exploded near security forces engaged in a disinfection operation in the province’s Kohlu district, killing an active-duty major and a Pakistani army captain.
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“Two officers of the Pakistani army were killed in a bomb explosion in the Kohlu district of Balochistan. Three others were also wounded in the explosion,” Inter-Services Public Relations, the media arm of the Pakistani army, said in a statement. .
There has been a marked increase in terrorist attacks in Balochistan and other parts of the country since the outlawed Pakistani Taliban movement canceled a ceasefire with the government last year.
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January 2023 has proven to be Pakistan’s deadliest month since 2018, with at least 134 people killed — a 139% jump — and 254 wounded in at least 44 armed attacks across the country, according to an official report.
Last week, a coastguard member was killed and seven others were injured in a landmine explosion and subsequent ambushe by armed militants in the Jiwani area of Gwadar region.
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