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Three FC men martyred in IED attack

01 February, 2014

QUETTA: A security forces' convoy was targeted in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack near Balochistan's Jhao area followed by gunfire, killing three security personnel and wounding four others .

A Frontier Corps' spokesperson said that the security convoy was travelling from Wadh area to Bela when it struck a remote controlled explosive device planted on the roadside near Jhao area in Khuzdar district of Balochistan, killing three personnel and injuring four others.

He added that following the blast, militants who had taken positions in nearby mountains opened fire on the security personnel.

The security forces resorted to retaliatory gunfire and the exchange of fire continued till the filing of this report.

The condition of two blast victims was reported as critical.

Khuzdar is considered to be one of the most sensitive districts of Balochistan where militants have been targeting security forces and national installations for more than a decade.

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