Four power pylons blown up in Barkhan
BARKHAN: Unidentified men blew up four 37 KV electricity pylons in Barkhan district, Balochistan, on Wednesday morning.
Police said the men rigged the pylons with explosives and blew them up, which resulted in a cut in power to Kohlu and surrounding areas.
Water and Power Development Authority personnel are at the scene repairing the damage. The incident is being investigated.
Earlier on Tuesday night, unidentified men caused five explosions in Quetta and Kalat, officials said on Wednesday. An electricity pylon was also destroyed on the same day, which lead to the suspension of power to several areas of Kalat.
The five blasts caused by crude homemade devices, did not cause any major damage or casualties, police said.
“Three explosions occurred in Kalat, one outside the old court building, another outside administrator officials office and the third went off near a boys school,” Kalat police official Saleem Lehri said. Lehri said the blast outside the court slightly damaged the building and slightly injured a 14-year-old boy.
One blast in Quetta damaged the boundary wall of a local journalist’s house while the other did not cause any damage, police said.
Also, police seized rockets hidden in a residential area in Quetta. Quetta Police raided a house near Kali Geo and found the rockets. Nobody was arrested. Police registered a case against unidentified men and is investigating.