Quetta- At least two Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were killed and three others sustained injuries when a roadside Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded near the volatile Awaran district of Balochistan today afternoon.
FC officials confirmed the death toll and said one of the injured are in critical condition. “The FC vehicle was on a routine patrol from Awaran on the national highway when it was hit by an IED planted by miscreants,” officials said.
More troops rushed to the spot and cordoned off the area after the explosion. The bodies and injured were shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment. Awaran is among the worst militancy hit areas where last year a massive earthquake flattened 95 percent of the area. Banned Baloch separatist organization Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) usually carries out attacks on security forces in Awaran and nearby areas.
However, there have been no claims of responsibility for this latest attack. Security forces have started a search operation in the area.