Accessibility links

Breaking News

Three Pakistani Soldiers Killed In Restive Balochistan Province

A previous bomb attack in Quetta (file photo)
A previous bomb attack in Quetta (file photo)

Three Pakistani soldiers were killed and five others injured in a bombing in southwestern Pakistan late on November 15.

A local spokesman for the Interior Ministry in Balochistan Province told reporters on November 16 that a remote-controlled bomb had been planted in a motorcycle parked in the town of Kuchlak, a suburb of the provincial capital, Quetta.

The spokesman, Zia Lango, said the bomb was detonated when a military vehicle transporting the soldiers -- members of the paramilitary Frontier Corps of Pakistan -- approached the motorcycle.

Police estimated 8 kilograms of explosives had been used in the bomb.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

Balochistan Province, which borders Afghanistan, has been the scene of a low-level insurgency by separatists demanding more autonomy and a greater share in the region's natural resources.

  • 16x9 Image


    RFE/RL journalists report the news in 27 languages in 23 countries where a free press is banned by the government or not fully established. We provide what many people cannot get locally: uncensored news, responsible discussion, and open debate.