Bomb kills one in Nasirabad

Published January 30, 2014
— File photo
— File photo

QUETTA: A bomb destroyed a pickup truck at a petrol pump in Nasirabad district on Thursday, killing one person and wounding 12 others, police said.

The explosion took place in the Nasirabad district of Balochistan province, some 800 kilometres (500 miles) southwest of the main city of Quetta.

The province borders Iran and Afghanistan and is rife with separatist and Islamist militants and plagued by sectarian bloodshed.

“A pickup was waiting in a queue for its turn to fill petrol at a pump when suddenly a bomb exploded in it,” local police official Jan Muhammad told AFP.

“There is at least one death and 12 injured, six of whom are in critical condition,” Muhammad added.

It was not clear why the truck was carrying a bomb and no group has come forward to claim responsibility.

Worker of PKMAP killed in city

Unknown armed men gunned down a worker of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP) on the bypass road area of Killa Abdullah district on Thursday.

According to Levies' personnel, Bakht Muhammad, along with his colleague, was on his way to home on a motorcycle when some armed assailants opened fire on them and fled from the scene.

As a result, Bakht Muhammad died on the spot while his friend remained safe.

The body was handed over to the heirs after legal formalities.

The reason of the killing could not be ascertained so far.

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