FC man killed in Quetta
QUETTA: Police say that unidentified gunmen have killed one Frontier Corps (FC) soldier and injured four others after opening fire on a troop deployment here on Tuesday.
Police official Raja Fayyaz told news agency AP that the soldiers came under fire as they travelled through Quetta on a routine patrol. Daily Times learnt that the soldiers were returning to their headquarters when they were ambushed in a Baloch-dominated locality. Habibur Rehman died on the spot, while four other soldiers — Abdul Wali, Naveed Akhtar, Amir Nawaz and Didar Khan — were injured. The injured were shifted to the Combined Military Hospital in Quettata’s Cantonment for immediate treatment.
Local police cordoned off the area and initiated a search for the gunmen, the APP news agency reported.
There was no claim of responsibility. Past attacks have been blamed on the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), which has intensified its attacks against government personnel. It has gunned down dozens of police, traffic police, and Frontier Corps personnel in several militant operations. The BLA justifies its actions by saying that it demands greater control of the natural resources of Balochistan and maximum internal autonomy.