QUETTA: A person was killed and three others, including two security personnel, were injured in a remote-controlled bomb attack on Monday in the Boghara Road area of Chaman, a town near the Pak-Afghan border.

Official sources said the intended target had been an army vehicle that was passing through the area when the bomb exploded. The improvised explosive device had been planted under a causeway near Boghara Road.

It went off as an army truck carrying security personnel was crossing the causeway.

A 25-year-old man died on the spot and three others were injured. “The man killed in the blast was passing through the area on a motorcycle,” a senior police officer said, adding that the injured include two security personnel and a passerby. The security personnel travelling in the army vehicle received minor injuries.

A senior official of the Inter Services Public Relations said the truck had been damaged.

Security forces rushed to the site and cordoned off the area. They took the body of the deceased and the injured to a hospital. The identity of the man killed in the blast is yet to be ascertained.

An initial inquiry revealed that a remote-controlled device had been used for the attack.

Published in Dawn, November 22nd, 2016

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