Six Pak Army soldiers sustain wounds in Quetta blast, says minister

By: News Desk      Published: 09:45 PM, 1 Jul, 2021
Six Pak Army soldiers sustain wounds in Quetta blast, says minister
Balochistan Interior Minister Mir Zia tells the media that up to five-kg explosive material was planted into a motorcycle to target a military convoy.

Six soldiers of Pakistan Army sustained injuries in a blast in Quetta late Thursday, Balochistan Interior Minister Mir Zia said.

According to 24NewsHD TV Channel, the minister was talking to the media at the blast site.

He blamed the blast on India and said extremist groups might be used for such a terrorist activity.

Backed by lawmen, rescuers rushed to the explosion site and shifted the injured to a hospital.

Tribute to lawmen 

The minister paid tribute to the lawmen for their sacrifices in the fight against terrorists and reiterated resovle to continue with efforts to maintain law and order.

A few days ago, four soldiers, including a junior commissioned officer, embraced martyrdom in a blast on the Marget-Quetta Road.

According to ISPR, terrorists used an improvised explosive device to target the FC troops employed for security of Marget mines.

In February, five FC members were martyred in two attacks in different areas of Balochistan.