QUETTA : – In an explosion near a truck transporting security officers in the Bolan district of the southern Balochistan province, at least nine people were killed and seven others were wounded.
Authorities stated the Balochsitan Constabulary’s vehicle was targeted near Kinbarri Bridge, and that wounded officials were being sent to a hospital for treatment. Security personnel have ringed the area in order to gather evidence.
Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah has expressed great grief for the attack’s fatalities. He requested a report from the relevant authorities. He said that the whole country was united in its battle against terrorism. He expressed sympathy to the families of the deceased officials and hoped for the quick recovery of those wounded in the assault.
A bomb in a crowded market in Balochistan’s Barkhan regions last month killed at least four people and injured 14. Previously, two police officers were killed when a magnetic device connected to their car exploded in the province’s Khuzdar area.
Since the proscribed TTP unilaterally withdrew from the ceasefire accord last year, violence in Pakistan increased.
The explosion also comes as Pakistan and the United States prepare to begin a two-day counter-terrorism meeting in Islamabad today. A US interagency mission is already in Pakistan for talks on devising measures to fighting terrorism threats shared by both nations.
Pakistan’s team will be led by Assistant Secretary (UN&ED) Syed Haider Shah, while the US mission will be led by Acting Coordinator for Counterterrorism Christopher Landberg.
“The discussion aims to examine the shared danger of terrorism, collaboration at multilateral fora, and combatting terrorist funding,” stated the Foreign Office Spokesman in a news statement on Sunday.
The two-day debate will allow both parties to exchange perspectives and share their experiences and best practises in the field of counter-terrorism, it was noted.