Blasts rock Balochistan

Published February 17, 2008

QUETTA, Feb 16: Three security personnel were injured when their vehicle was blown up by a remote control landmine in the Dera Bugti area on Saturday while five powerful explosions took place in Quetta and other parts of the province.

According to police sources, unknown people planted a landmine near Tali-Mat area between Dera Bugti and Pesh-Boge area which went off when a vehicle of security forces was passing.

Explosions also occurred near the houses of Sardar Fateh Mohammad Hassani and Sardar Sanaullah Zahri in Chagai and Khuzdar, respectively.

Meanwhile, unknown people hurled a hand-grenade to the house of one Mohammad Raiz in Mano Jna area.

Another powerful explosion took place near a primary school at Sabzal road area that was selected for polling station.

Two blasts were also reported in Kalat and Gashkor area of Awaran late on Saturday night. Bombs were planted near the girls schools that slightly damaged the buildings.

Sources said that unknown people fired two rockets in Panjgur town late on Saturday night that landed and exploded close to a government boys high school. Sources said that unknown armed men also attacked a conovy of the Frontier Corps near Panjgur area.

“A powerful explosion occurred near the house of Sardar Fateh Hassani in Chagai who is contesting national and provincial assembly election as a PML-Q candidate ,” a police officer said.

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