QUETTA: Three paramilitary soldiers were martyred and two others wounded in a suicide attack near a security checkpoint in Mastung city of the restive Balochistan province on Monday evening.
According to the scanty details The Express Tribune could gather, the suicide bombing took place near Aziz Frontier Corps checkpoint. The casualties were shifted to the Ghous Bakhsh hospital.
The martyred soldiers have been identified as Sub Inspector Munir Jan, Sepoy Ahmed Jan and Sepoy Parwez, while Sepoys Nasir and Irshad were injured.
Balochistan has been wrecked by ethnic, sectarian, militant and separatist violence fed by a potpourri of groups.
Last month, security forces foiled a brazen terrorist attack, killing five suicide bombers who tried to storm an FC compound in Quetta.
The terrorists mounted the attack on FC Madadgar Centre, presumably in retaliation for the killing of Salman Badeni, the chief of the Balochistan chapter of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi sectarian terrorist group, a day earlier, near the garrison area. Eight security personnel were injured in the attack.
The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terrorist group had claimed responsibility for the brazen attack.__Tribune.com