Official sources confirmed that a search operation has been launched in the area lying along the Pak-Iran border in Turbat district. — Photo by AP

QUETTA: A roadside bomb targeting a Frontier Corps (FC) convoy killed five FC personnel and wounded six in Balochistan’s Turbat area, officials said.

The attack occurred in the Mand Ballo area of the district.

“Unknown men had planted explosive material beside a road and detonated it with a remote control device when a convoy was passing through,” official sources told APP.

As a result of the explosion, five personnel were killed and six others sustained serious injuries, they maintained.

They said that the wounded personnel were given immediate medical aid in Turbat and later were referred to Quetta.

According to doctors, condition of two of the six injured personnel was very critical.

Official sources confirmed that a search operation has been launched in the area lying along the Pak-Iran border in Turbat district and some suspected individuals had been taken into custody.

Further investigation was underway.

Balochistan is the scene of a low-level insurgency by ethnic Baloch separatists who seek more autonomy for the province and a greater share of the wealth from its natural resources.