QUETTA - At least six people – three civilians, two Afghan troops and one Pakistani security man – were killed and 15 others, including six FC personnel, sustained injuries in a suicide attack at Pak-Afghan Friendly Gate (Bab-e-Dosti) on Wednesday.
According to sources, a suicide bomber tried to enter Pakistan from Afghanistan. When he was stopped by the Afghan security forces at the main zero point at Bab-e-Dosti, he blew himself up.
As a result, six people – three civilians, two Afghans and one Pakistani security man – were killed and 15 others, including six FC personnel, sustained injuries. The security forces of both the countries rushed to the spot and cordoned off the area. The dead and injured were taken to Civil Hospital Chaman for treatment.
Chaman Assistant Commissioner Ismail Ibrahim confirmed the incident and said that the suicide bomber, trying to enter Pakistan, was stopped by the security personnel at the Friendship Gate where he blew himself up. The civilians who were killed were the workers, taking luggage from one side to the other at Pak-Afghan border. “We have information that two Afghan security personnel were also killed in the suicide attack, but I can’t confirm it,” the AC said.
According to the FC sources, it was a suicide attack in which one FC man was killed and five others sustained injuries.
The hospital sources said three Frontier Corps personnel were in critical condition.
A spokesman for the Frontier Corps said the bomb had been planted in a donkey cart coming from Afghanistan. When it reached the zero point of the border, the bomb went off leaving two dead and 11 injured, including seven FC troops, the spokesman said, adding both the deceased were civilians.