Convoy of Balochistan CM escapes rocket attack in Awaran

Published September 30, 2013
A convoy of Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch came under rocket attack in the province's eathquake-stricken Awaran district early on Monday.  — File Photo
A convoy of Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch came under rocket attack in the province's eathquake-stricken Awaran district early on Monday. — File Photo

QUETTA: The convoy of Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch came under rocket attack in the province's earthquake-struck Awaran district early on Monday morning.

There were no injuries reported in the incident.

The chief minister was on his way to a camp office in Awaran district, which was set up to carry out relief work in the quake-hit region when a rocket fired by unknown militants landed at a distance from the convoy.

Dr Malik Baloch was accompanied by several provincial secretaries at the time of the attack.

A heavy contingent of security personnel reached the site of the attack and cordoned off the area following the incident.

Monday’s incident was the fifth attack to take place during the relief activities being carried out in the earthquake-hit region and came days after similar attacks on two military helicopters carrying relief goods in Awaran and previously on a helicopter carrying chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Major General Alam Saeed in the same district.

Awaran is considered one of the most sensitive and troubled districts of Balochistan and is also the hometown of Baloch guerrila commander, Dr Allah Nazar Baloch and Chief Minister Dr Malik Baloch has already made an appeal to Dr Allah Nazar to cooperate with aid agencies in order to provide support to earthquake survivors.

— Syed Ali Shah contributed to reporting

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