Pakistan

QUETTA – Three security personnel were martyred, two others injured in a suicide attack at FC check post in Mastung area of Balochistan, a private news channel reported on Monday.

According to details, the suicide bombing took place near Aziz Frontier Corps checkpoint. Rescue teams have reached the site immediately and shifted the causalities to 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.

Last month, security forces foiled a major terrorist attack, killing all five suicide bombers who tried to storm a Frontier Corps (FC) compound in the city.

The terrorists mounted attack on FC Madadgar Centre, presumably in retaliation for the killing of the Balochistan LeJ chief, Salman Badeni, a day earlier, in one of the city’s most secure neighbourhoods near Quetta cantonment. Eight security personnel were injured in the attack.

The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terrorist group claimed responsibility for the brazen attack.