Four security personnel killed in Balochistan
QUETTA: Four security personnel were killed and another was injured when a landmine exploded in the Pir Koh gas field area of Dera Bugti district on Sunday.
Also on Sunday, train service between Quetta and rest of the country was suspended after railway tracks were blown up at two places. Four electric pylons were blown up in Kohlu and Jaffarabad districts causing suspension in power supply. Another half a dozen explosions were reported from different areas damaging polling stations.
Sources said that a landmine planted by militants in Haideri Nallah near Pir Koh gas field blew up a pick-up carrying Frontier Corps personnel. “They used remote control for blasting the landmine,” police sources said, adding that four soldiers were killed on the spot and another was wounded seriously. The pick-up was destroyed.
The sources said that power supply was suspended to Noshki area as militants cut off cables of the high power transmission line.
Police sources said that the railway track linking Quetta with other parts of the country was blown up at two places, near Killi Zehri and Degree College in Sariab area.
“Around three to four feet long portions of the track were blown up at two points,” police said. All outgoing and Quetta-bond trains were affected and the service remained suspended for six hours.
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