GWADAR: A young student was killed and three security personnel suffered injuries in a roadside explosion in the Turbat area of Kech district on Thursday.

Police officials said the incident took place when a convoy of the Frontier Corps (FC) was passing through the Absar area.

An improvised explosive device was detonated with remote control when the FC convoy reached the area.

“A student of Karachi University belonging to Turbat has been killed in the blast and three FC personnel injured,” police said.

The deceased student was identified as Mohammad Hayat.

The brother of the deceased student claimed that his brother was killed when FC personnel opened fire after the blast.

However, police claimed that the young student was killed in the blast.

Soon after the blast, police and FC personnel rushed to the site and took the body and the injured to district hospital in Turbat.

“A search operation has been launched in the area to trace out the elements involved in the attack,” Kech district police officer Najeebullah Pandrani said.

Published in Dawn, August 14th, 2020