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Troops start search for killers of FC men

January 13, 2012

Frontier Corps. - File Photo

QUETTA: Security forces launched a search operation in Buleda Tehsil on Thursday to capture the elements involved in an ambush that lef t 14 FC personnel dead.

Frontier Corps sources said that security personnel were busy looking for landmines in Kalag area when they came under the rocket attack. The attack on Wednesday night was so sudden that it did not allow the FC men to retaliate.

All the 14 FC men were killed.

The sources denied the attackers had taken away official weapons with them.

Turbat Deputy Commissioner Habib Hot said investigation was in progress, adding efforts were being made to arrest the attackers.

RALLIES SUPPORT ZARDARI, GILANI: Activists of the Pakistan People's Party and People's Students Federation took out processions in Quetta, Zhob and Nasirabad on Thursday, demonstrating support for President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.

They assembled outside the press clubs and condemned reported attempts aimed at reopening the cases against the party's late leader Benazir Bhutto. They said the masses would frustrate thedesign of anti-democratic forces.

They said the PPP had a history of struggle against dictatorships and its founder Z.A. Bhutto and later his daughter Benazir Bhutto sacrificed their lives to protect the fundamental rights of people.

They lamented that once again the anti-democratic forces were conspiring against the democratically elected government led by the PPP.

However, they expressed the belief that the government would be able to come out of these conspiracies unscathed and complete its tenure.