Four passers-by injured in attack on FC vehicle

Four passers-by injured  in attack on FC vehicle

QUETTA: As many as four passers-by were injured when a vehicle of Frontier Corps (FC) was struck by a remote-controlled cycle bomb on Sariab Road of the provincial capital, on Friday. According to Sariab police, an improvised explosive device (IED) was fitted to a bicycle and parked near a fuel station on Sariab Road near Gahi Khan Chowk. Miscreants detonated the bomb when the vehicle of the paramilitary troops passed by. The blast injured four passers-by and partially damaged the FC vehicle. “Security personnel who were targeted in the blast remained unhurt,” Capital City Police Officer Abdul Razzaq Cheema told Daily Times. The FC vehicle was on routine patrol when it was targeted. A heavy contingent of police and FC reached the spot and threw a cordon near the crime scene. The injured were shifted to Provincial Sandeman Hospital where they have been identified as Ahmed Ali, Ameer Hamza, Araz Khan and Mohammed Atif Qalandrani. They received multiple splinter wounds but their lives were said to be out of danger. According to the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS), four to five kilogrammes of explosive material was used in the blast. No group had claimed the responsibility for the attack until this report was filed.

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