FC personnel killed, 10 injured in Panjgur blast
QUETTA: A Frontier Corps (FC) personnel was killed and 10 others were injured on Monday in a bomb blast in a crowded bazaar of the Pak-Iran border town of Panjgur, police confirmed.
According to sources, a remote-controlled bomb fixed on a parked motorcycle, which was intended to target a FC convoy, exploded at Saddam Chowk in a crowded market. As a result, FC official Mohammad Rafiq was killed and 10 others were injured.
According to eyewitnesses, the blast was so powerful that it was heard in remote parts of the district. The injured people included three FC officials – Mohammad Amjad, Mathiullah and Zubair Ahmed. While the civilians injured in the blast were identified as Mohammad Anwar, Abdul Razaq, Gul Mohammad, Nazir Ahmed, Pervez Ahmed, Mohammad Rahim and Maula Baksh.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack so far. However in Quetta, FC spokesman Murtaza Baig refuted the sources’ report, saying that no FC official was killed or injured in the blast.