FC convoy attacked in Quetta; one injured

QUETTA: A Frontier Corps (FC) personnel was injured when the FC convoy he was travelling in came under attack at on the outskirts of the provincial capital on Mastung road. According to Shalkot Police, unidentified persons planted explosives inside a fruit cart and parked it by the Quetta-Mastung road. “A convoy of Frontier Corps (FC) was passing by when the explosives detonated with a remote-controlled device,” said the police and added that an FC personnel sustained minor injuries in the attack. One vehicle and nearby buildings were partially damaged and windowpanes of many shops shattered due to the attack. Law enforcement agencies along with the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) rushed to the spot and cordoned off the area. The injured FC personnel Shamsher of 55 Wing was shifted to FC Hospital. The BDS squad said that about 7 to 8 kgs of explosive material was used in the bomb and it was detonated remotely. No one claimed responsibility for the attack till this report was filed. Police and FC registered separate cases against unidentified persons and lodged investigation. 

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