More than two dozen rockets fired on army settlements
07 September, 2013
DERA BUGTI: Unidentified gunmen fired more than two-dozen rockets in a Pakistan Army cantonment and nearby checkposts.
According to sources, the long-range rockets were fired on Sui cantonment and nearby checkposts as the army chief Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch were visiting the area.
According to local sources, several blasts took place inside the cantonment during the attack.
The Balochistan CM and the army chief left their visit uncompleted due to security threats from Baloch militants. A militant organisation – Baloch Republican Army – claimed responsibility for the rocket attacks.
BRA spokesman Sarbaaz Baloch phoned a local media outlet via satellite phone from an undisclosed location and claimed that fighters from their organisation had attacked several army outposts located between Sui town and the army cantonment where forces faced heavy casualties.
Meanwhile, Frontier Constabulary (FC) defused a 5-kg explosive material found in a suspicious bag placed along side the road. As per security sources, FC received the intelligence report that a suspicious bag was placed alongside road on the spot of Tili, which 10-kilometer away from Dera Bugti. While taking immediate action, FC recovered the explosive material and defused it.