6 killed in Dera Bugti landmine blast
DERA BUGTI: Six people were killed in a landmine explosion in Dera Bugti District on Wednesday.
A pick-up truck travelling from Pirkoh to Loop in Dera Bugti hit a landmine near Pathar Nala, setting off an explosion that killed four people, including a woman, instantly and injured 16 others, according to Dera Bugti District Police Officer Bashir Soomro.
Levies, police and other law enforcement personnel reached the scene and cordoned off the area. The injured were taken to PPL hospital, where one of them succumbed to his wounds. A woman in critical condition was referred to Sadiqabad for treatment but died on the way.
“Six people were killed and 14 received shrapnel injuries. The victims belonged to the Bugti tribe,” Soomro said. The deceased were identified as Gul Sher, Hambo, Jangian, Vazir Khan and his wife, and the wife of Noroz Khan.