ISLAMABAD: An officer of the PakistanArmy
has been killed and two soldiers injured in a terrorist attack in the restive southwestern Balochistan province, the Army said on Sunday.
was killed while two soldiers were injured after their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by terrorists in Balochistan's Gichik area, it said.
Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, senior military official sand people from various walks of life attended the funeral prayer of Captain Kashif, the Army said in a statement.
Resource-rich Balochistan for a long time has witnessed violence by theTaliban
and Baloch nationalists, but recently there has been an increase in attacks.
A suicide bomber detonated his explosives on Friday close to a vehicle carrying Chinese nationals, killing at least two children and wounding three persons, including a Chinese, in the second such attack in over a month.
Last month, at least 13 people, including nine Chinese, were killed in a terrorist attack in the restiveKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
The bus carrying Chinese engineers and workers to the site of the under-construction Dasu Dam exploded on July 14. The bus fell into a deep ravine after the explosion in theUpper Kohistan