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5 killed in roadside bomb attack in southwest Pakistan

Monday, Apr 24, 2017,16:50 IST By anju A A A

Karachi | Four paramilitary soldiers were among five people killed and three others injured when a roadside bomb targeted a convoy of troops in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province.

Four Frontier Corps (FC) soldiers and a civilian were killed in the attack when a convoy of the paramilitary troops was targeted by a roadside bomb in the Mand area of Kech district yesterday night, police said.

The convoy was going from Gwadar to Mand town in the Makran coastal division near the border with Iran when a bomb went off destroying the vehicle and damaging another, they said.

“Four FC soldiers were martyred in the explosion while a civilian was also killed. Three soldiers were injured,” Bashir Ahmed, Makran Division Commissioner said.

He said the civilian was travelling with the FC men.

“The roadside bomb was detonated via remote control device,” he added.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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