Three Pakistan Army troops martyred while protecting polling staff in Balochistan

05:48 PM | 25 Jul, 2018
Three Pakistan Army troops martyred while protecting polling staff in Balochistan
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QUETTA - Three Army soldiers were among four killed in a late night gun attack while protecting polling staff in Baleeda area of southern Pakistan, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Wedneday.

According to the military's media wing, the incident took place last night in Dashtak area of Balochistan when a Military Protection Party providing security to polling staff of NA-271 Kech district was ambushed near Pak-Iran border.

Earlier today, at least 31 people were killed and more than 30 injured in a suicide blast outside a polling station in Quetta's Eastern Bypass area.

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Police officials and civilians both were among the dead. Eight of the wounded were in critical condition.

A statement issued by Quetta police said a suicide bomber blew himself up after he was stopped from entering the Tameer-i-Nau Education Complex school, which is serving as a polling station. Earlier reports had said the target of the blast was a police van.

Also today, a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) supporter was shot dead and two others were injured during a clash with Awami National Party supporters at PK-47.