Girl among eight injured in three explosions

QUETTA, March 10: Eight people, a six-year-old girl among them, were injured in explosions in Dera Murad Jamali, Quetta and Khuzdar on Monday.


By Saleem Shahid

A truck of the Frontier Corps passing through the Eidgah Road was attacked with a hand-grenade. The grenade exploded after bouncing off the truck, injuring five people sitting outside a tea stall. Security men in the truck were not harmed, police said.

Another explosion took place in a street off the busy Orchard Road, injuring the six-year-old girl, Laiba. Two people were critically injured when they stepped over a landmine near Goth Abdul Rehman. Police said the injured men were taken to the Civil Hospital in Dear Murad Jamali.

A rocket was fired on the Panjgur airport, but caused no damage to the runway or the airport building.

Meanwhile, a man claiming to be the spokesman of the proscribed Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) and identifying himself as Beebarg Baloch, claimed that five security personnel, who were trying to defuse a landmine, were killed and three others were injured after it was detonated with a remote control.

He claimed that the blast had occurred near Kahan.

Von:, 11.03.2008

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