19 injured in Quetta hand grenade attack
16 October, 2013
QUETTA: As many as 19 people, including three personnel of Balochistan Constabulary, sustained injuries when armed men attacked the force's truck with a hand grenade on the outskirts of Quetta on Tuesday.
According to police, the incident occurred on Mastung Road when armed men hurled a hand grenade at the truck of Balochistan Constabulary. Nineteen people, including three force personnel and two children, were injured in the attack.
Police and other law enforcement agencies rushed to the site after the incident and cordoned off the area. The injured were moved to hospital. They included Balochistan Constabulary Hawaldar Naseer Ahmed, Constable Majeebullah, Constable Rasool Bakhsh, Amir Humza, Allah Nazar, Munir Ahmed, Muhammad Ali, Khair Bakhsh, Riazullah, Nadir Ali, Azizullah, Nadir Khan, Mehrullah, Safiullah, Mir Azam, Ehsanullah and Bibi Nadia. A case has been registered into the incident and further investigation was underway.
In another incident, a bullet-riddled body was found from an isolated area of Khudabadan in Panjgur district.
Police said that on a tip-off they recovered the body dumped near a water tank. It was shifted to hospital for medico-legal formalities. The deceased was later identified a Shakir Ali.
Meanwhile, the Balochistan government gave another month's extension of police powers to the Frontier Corps. A spokesman for Balochistan government said that the FC would exercise police powers up to November 16 under Article 5 of the constitution. He said the FC had been give the police powers in view of increasing threats to peace in the province.