Six killed in suicide attack at Pak-Afghan border gate
03 October, 2013
QUETTA: At least six people were killed and 15 others, including six FC personnel, were injured in a suicide attack at the Pak-Afghan Friendship Gate (Bab-e-Dosti) in Chaman, on Wednesday.
The dead include three civilians, two Afghans and one Pakistani security official. A suicide bomber tried to enter into Pakistan from Afghanistan when he was stopped by the Afghan security forces at the zero point at Bab-e-Dosti, but he blew himself up. The explosion killed six people, including two Afghan security personnel. The security forces of both the countries cordoned off the area after the blast. The deceased and injured were taken to the Civil Hospital Chaman for treatment.
While talking, Chaman Assistant Commissioner Ismail Ibrahim confirmed the incident and said that the suicide bomber tried to enter into Pakistan and was stopped by the security personnel at the border gate where he blew himself up. According to the FC sources one official of the force was killed and five others sustained injuries. The civilians killed in the attack were day workers and were hauling luggage from one side of the border to the other.
"We have information that two Afghan security personnel were also killed in the suicide attack but we cannot confirm it," Assistant Commissioner Ibrahim said.
According to the hospital sources, three of the injured Frontier Corps personnel are in a critical condition. Meanwhile, a spokesman of the Frontier Corps told reporters that the bomb was planted in a donkey cart coming from Afghanistan. Levies sources said the blast occurred when a meeting between the border officials of Pakistan and Afghanistan was in progress. A helicopter was used to evacuate the injured to the Combined Military Hospital Quetta.