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Seven Pakistan’s Frontier Corps personnel killed in Balochistan

Seven Pakistan’s Frontier Corps personnel killed in Balochistan
A soldier stands guard as rescue workers remove bodies from a bus after an explosion onboard as it was moving on Saryab road in Quetta, Pakistan October 19, 2015. A bomb killed at least 11 people on Monday on a crowded bus in Pakistan's western city of Quetta, capital of a province racked by years of separatist violence. REUTERS/Naseer Ahmed

Quetta [Pakistan]: Seven paramilitary personnel of Pakistan’s Frontier Corps (FC) were killed and three others injured in two separate attacks in Balochistan on Monday.

Six Frontier Corps soldiers were killed and two others injured after a vehicle carrying them was hit by a powerful bomb when it was passing through Khost, about 16 km from Harnai town.

The Dawn quoted a senior official as saying that the vehicle was destroyed in the powerful explosion, adding that an improvised explosive device was used in the blast, planted on a road linking Khost with the Shahrag coalmine area.

In another attack, a FC soldier was killed and another injured after gunmen opened fire on vehicles of the paramilitary force patrolling the Naag area.

According to the report, the deceased FC man was identified as Mohammad Shahid and the injured as Mohammad Tariq. (ANI)