GWADAR: Militants be­­lon­ging to different banned separatist groups threw a hand grenade at an office of a newspaper agency in Turbat on Thursday, leaving eight people, including an on-duty traffic police constable and a child, injured.

In another attack, the militants opened fire on a vehicle carrying newspapers in Awaran area, burst all its tyres with gunshots and torched the newspapers.

Separatist militant groups have launched a campaign against media houses for not publishing their statements in newspapers.

Police officials said that the militants riding a motorbike hurled a grenade at Pak-News Agency in Turbat town, leaving eight people injured, including an on-duty traffic police constable, staff of the newspaper agency, and a child.

They said that law-enforcement personnel rushed to area and took the injured to Turbat district hospital.

The condition of the child was stated to be serious and he was taken to Karachi.

Published in Dawn, October 27th, 2017

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