QUETTA, Aug 7: Four personnel of the Balochistan Constabulary were killed and 12 others injured in a bomb attack near the Sami area of Kech district on Tuesday night.

Official sources said that two trucks carrying BC personnel were on their way to Turbat when a powerful blast took place close to one of the vehicles.

“Three BC men died on the spot and 12 others received serious injuries,” the Assistant Commissioner of Kech told Dawn, adding that the fourth man died later.

The deceased were identified as Qazi Zaman, Sheh Haq, Manzoor Ahmed and Hikmat Ali.

Security officials said that personnel of the Frontier Corps and Levies took the bodies and the injured to the district hospital in Turbat.

The condition of five personnel is stated to be serious.

“Unknown people had planted a bomb at the roadside and detonated it through remote control,” a senior security official said, adding that personnel in the second truck remained safe.

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