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GWADAR: A Frontier Corps vehicle was badly damaged in a remote-controlled bomb blast in Shapak area of district Kech on Friday night, official sources said.

The FC personnel deployed on the security of the Frontier Works Organisation engaged in the construction of Gwadar-Ratodero national highway were patrolling the Shapak area when the explosion took place near their vehicle.

“The vehicle was badly damaged in the powerful blast that rocked the entire area,” a senior official said.

However, he added, no loss of life was reported.

Security was beefed up in the area after the incident.

Published in Dawn, July 12th, 2014