Policemen among six killed in Pishin blast
24 September, 2013
QUETTA: As many as six people, including three personnel of police, lost their lives while eight others sustained critical wounds in a remote-controlled blast in Saranan area of Pishin District, on Monday.
According to the police, the police personnel were busy in routine security checking at a checkpost in Saranan when the blast occurred. Resultantly, six people, including three policemen, were killed on the spot and eight others sustained injuries. A police van and a private car were badly damaged in the blast. Police shifted the deceased and injured to the Pishin District Headquarters Hospital. The critically injured were later shifted to the Civil Hospital Quetta for batter treatment.
While talking to our sources, District Police Officer Mehboob Arshad said that the police personnel had set up a checkpost for security checking. "When they were checking a private car, a roadside blast occurred," he said and added that three policemen were killed. Another policeman was among the eight injured. He said that it was a remote-controlled blast caused by a bomb planted by the road.
"Around 8 kilogramme's of explosive was used in the blast," Arshad said. The deceased policemen were identified as ASI Asghar, Head Constable Khan Mohammad, Constable Bhadur. The DPO said that they had alerted security in all government offices following the incident. "The bomb was planted underneath the police van, which exploded while the officials were performing routine checks," Arshad told AFP.