The bomb killed six, wounded four in southwest Pakistan | Instant News


Six paramilitary soldiers were killed and four others injured Pakistan the restive province of southwestern Balochistan in a roadside bomb attack on their vehicle, officials said Tuesday morning.

The incident took place in the hilly area of ​​Bolan district, about 80 kilometers southeast of the provincial capital of Quetta on Monday night.

“Six Border Corps personnel were killed in a roadside bomb explosion while four others were injured and sent to the hospital,” Deputy Commissioner Bolan Murad Kasi told AFP.

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The bomb hit a vehicle during a routine patrol, he added.

Not group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but Baluch separatists who demanded more autonomy have been waging a rebellion for years while the province was also engulfed in sectarian strife and Islamic violence.

Six soldiers were killed in a similar roadside bomb explosion earlier this month. The incident was later claimed by the Balochistan Liberation Army, a Baloch separatist group.

The mineral-rich Balochistan, bordering Afghanistan and Iran, is the largest of Pakistan’s four provinces, but around seven million residents have long complained that they do not receive a fair share of their gas and mineral wealth.

China invests in area under a $ 54 billion project known as the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), improved infrastructure, strength and transport links between the far-southwest Xinjiang region and the port of Gwadar Pakistan.

Thousands of paramilitary troops conduct security checks and assist police in maintaining law and order in Pakistan’s turbulent regions.

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