Alert Sign Dear reader, online ads enable us to deliver the journalism you value. Please support us by taking a moment to turn off Adblock on

Alert Sign Dear reader, please upgrade to the latest version of IE to have a better reading experience


Captain among three troops killed in Awaran attack

February 17, 2017

QUETTA: Three army personnel, including a captain, were killed and two others injured in a bomb attack in the Korak Dolag area of Jhao tehsil in Awa­ran district on Thursday.

Official sources said that a convoy of army personnel was passing through the area when an improvised explosive device placed on the roadside went off.

A captain and two army men died, according to a statement of the Inter-Services Public Relations. The deceased were identified as Captain Taha and Sepoys Karman Satti and Mehtar Jan.

The sources said that their vehicle was badly damaged.

The injured, identified as Sepoys Amanullah and Ashiq, were shifted to a nearby health facility.

Balochistan Governor Mohammad Khan Achak­zai, Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri and Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Ahmed Bugti condemned the attack.

In separate statements, they termed the incident a cowardly attack and said that the elements involved would be taken to task.

Published in Dawn, February 17th, 2017