5 policemen killed, 15 injured in three suicide attacks in Pak’s Balochistan

KARACHI: At least five policemen were killed and 15 others injured today in three separate suicide attacks targetting security personnel in Pakistan’s restive south-western Balochistan province, police said.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Pakistan Army’s media arm, said that in the first attack at Mian Gundu two suicide bombers struck a Frontier Corps (FC) check post on the outskirts of the provincial capital Quetta.

“The FC soldiers reacted swiftly as a result of which the two suicide bombers were killed in the firing,” the ISPR said.

Eight security personnel and one bystander were injured in the attack.

“It was a targeted attack on the security forces carried out by militants but due to the swift reaction of the FC soldiers there were no casualties,” Aslam Tareen, the Director-General of Civil Defence, told the media.

He said while one suicide bomber was killed immediately the other was able to detonate himself before being gunned down.

The ISPR said a third suicide bomber targeted a police van on Airport Road area of Quetta, killing five policemen and wounding seven others. (AGENCIES)