QUETTA, Sept 7: The driver of an oil tanker was killed when a rocket hit his vehicle here on Sunday. According to police, armed men fired the rocket on the tanker carrying fuel for Nato forces deployed in Afghanistan.

The driver was killed while his companion was injured. A police officer confirmed that the assailants had targeted the tanker.

The Taliban have attacked and destroyed in the border town of Chaman several tankers carrying fuel for coalition forces in recent past. However, the Taliban have not claimed responsibility for the attack.

On Saturday night, four Bugti tribesmen were injured when a bomb exploded in the Sui area.

Sources said that pro-government Wadera Taj Mohammad Mundrani and his two brothers had been targeted by militants.

The bomb, which was attached to a motorcycle parked at the Kalma Chowk, was detonated with a remote control when Taj Mundrani was going towards his car. A passer-by was also injured.

The Baloch Republican Army has claimed responsibility for the blast. A BRA spokesman accused the tribesmen of spying on militants. According to APP, the driver of a coach and his three colleagues were injured seriously when a bomb was detonated by remote control in the RD-238 area of Jaffarabad district on Sunday.

The injured were taken to the Civil Hospital in Jaffarabad, but they were referred to a hospital in Larkana.



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