Quetta: 2 security guards killed in landmine explosion in Balochistan
QUETTA: Two security guards were killed in a landmine explosion near Chamalang coalfield on Monday, official sources said.
According to the deputy commissioner of Loralai district, two personnel from the Marri security forces deputed near Chamalang coalfield hit a landmine in Surgari area. As a result of the explosion, Bilal Marri and Behera Marri died on the spot.
“Around 2,000 local people were deputed in the Marri Security Force for the security of Chamalang coalfield when the mining project was launched. The two victims belonged to Marri tribe and their bodies have been shifted to Kohlu,” said DC Loralai Sohail Rehman. Balochistan Levies is investigating the incident, he added.
Meanwhile, two labourers were gunned down and four others were wounded near Dada Shah Mehmood area in Barkhan when unidentified assailants opened fire at a camp set up by a construction company.
The attackers managed to flee from the scene. All victims were from Sindh.
Baloch insurgent groups usually carry out such attacks on security personnel, workers and companies’ vehicles in Barkhan and Chamalang coalfield. However, no group has so far claimed responsibility for the attacks.