TA One security personnel was killed and nine others including six civilians were wounded after a remote controlled bomb exploded in the Panjgur town of Balochistan on Monday morning. Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) accepted the responsibility for the attack.
According to sources, unidentified people had planted an explosive device in a motorbike parked at Hospital Road of Panjgur town.
The device went off with a big bang when vehicle of security forces passed through the area. Resultantly,10 people including 3 security personnel sustained injuries and rushed to a nearby hospital where security personnel identified as Rafiq succumbed to his injuries.
'Seven people including two personnel of Frontier Corps (FC) were injured in motorcycle blast when the vehicle of security forces was passing through the area, Jamil Ahmed, DPO Panjgur said.
However, the spokesman of FC rejected the reports of any such attack on vehicle of FC, when this scribe contacted him to ascertain about the incident.
Some injured were identified as Zubair, Amjad, Matiullah, Muhammad Anwar, Abdul Razzaq, Gul Muhammad, Tabish and Nazeer.
The condition of some injured was stated to be serious.
The incident spread panic and fear in the area and forced shopkeepers to
close down their shops.
Police reached the scene after the incident and cordoned off the area.
Meanwhile, spokesman of Baloch Liberation Front identifying himself as Doda Baloch calling to journalists from unspecified location claimed responsibility for the attack on vehicle of security forces in Panjgur district.
He further said that the attack was carried out through remote controlled device that claimed eight lives of security forces including an officer.