QUETTA, Aug 25: Three security personnel were injured in an armed attack in the Sangsilla area. A gas pipeline was also blown up while rockets were fired on checkposts of the Frontier Corps in the Pir Koh gas field area on Saturday night.
A grenade was lobbed in the house of a traffic police constable in Quetta and four explosions took place in Mastung and Nushki areas.
Official sources said militants opened indiscriminate fire on security personnel in the hilly area of Sangsilla in the Dera Bugti district. The security forces immediately took positions. In the exchange of fire, security men Mazullah, Mohammad Qamar and Naeem were injured, who were taken to the military hospital.
Sources said the pipeline supplying gas to a Sui purification plant was blown up in an area 20km from the Sui town. Gas supply to the plant from the pipeline was suspended after the blast.
A three-foot portion of the 8-inch diameter pipeline was damaged, Dera Bugti District Police Officer Najam Tareen told Dawn.
According to another report, militants fired at least 14 rockets on two camps of the Frontier Corps in the Pi Koh gas filed area. However, the rockets landed in an abounded area and caused no casualty.
In Quetta, windowpanes of the house of traffic police constable Mohammad Iqbal in the Speny Road area were damaged by the grenade explosion. No-one was injured in the attack, Rehmat Niazi, DIGP (operation) said.
Two explosions occurred near a police station in the Nushki town, 160km from here, damaging a wall of the police station and windowpanes of nearby buildings.
Two more blasts were reported in the Mastung town, 80km off here. A tower of a private cellphone company was damaged in one of the explosions. The exact location of the second blast could not be ascertained, Mastung DPO Hamid Shakeel said.
According to reports, heavy exchange of fire was reported between police and armed men in Wadh tehsil’s Badrang area, 70km from the Khuzdar town.
Police sources said some people had also opened fire on FC personnel in the Sarona area of Wadh. However, no casualty was reported.