Landmine kills three of a family (PAKISTAN)

QUETTA: Three members of a family, including two women, were killed and three others were seriously injured in a landmine explosion near Sangsilla, Dera Bugti district, on Friday.


According to sources, the family living in a village near Sangsilla was migrating to Lahri due to continuous firing and rocket attacks in the area. At Dera Bugti Sangsilla Road their donkey stepped on the landmine as a result of which both the women and a minor boy were killed and three others, including a minor girl, were seriously injured. The donkey was also killed in the powerful explosion.

"Two women and a minor boy died on the spot when their donkey cart moved over a landmine on Friday afternoon," official sources said while confirming the incident.

"It was an anti-tank mine planted on the road by unidentified miscreants," a senior official of the Dera Bugti administration said.

Sources said that the injured were immediately taken to the PPL Sui Hospital.

Two soldiers were injured when their vehicle moved over a landmine at Lahri on Thursday afternoon.

Both the injured were rushed to Sibi for treatment.

Two rockets were fired at an FC checkpost in the Kahan area of Kohlu district on Friday. However, nobody was hurt in the incident.

The rockets landed and exploded in an open area close to the post.

Von: 13.02.2006, - By Saleem Shahid

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