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Soldier martyred, 40 injured in three Balochistan attacks

A CorrespondentOctober 20, 2017

GWADAR: A member of Panjgur Rifle was martyred and 40 people, four security personnel among them, were injured in three separate attacks in Panjgur, Gwadar and Mastung districts of Balochistan on Thursday.

Official sources said that unidentified people opened fire on a convoy of Panjgur Rifle, a wing of Frontier Corps, when it was passing through Gichak area, leaving one soldier dead and four others injured. An FC major is among the injured.

The deceased was identified as Muhammad Hanif and the injured as Major Mansoor, Lance Naik Shahzeb and soldiers Asmatullah and Hikmatullah.

In Gwadar, 26 people were injured when unidentified men hurled a hand grenade at a hostel near Bilal Mosque at late night.


Meanwhile, at least 15 people were injured in a grenade attack in Mastung town. Police sources said that unidentified people on a motorcycle hurled the grenade at the town’s Sultan Shaheed Chowk where people were sitting outside a restaurant.

Published in Dawn, October 20th, 2017


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