Two terrorist attacks rock SW Pakistan

14:38, June 30, 2010      

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Two terrorist incidents, a bomb blast and rockets firing, frightened local people early Wednesday morning in provincial capital Quetta, southwest Pakistan's Balochistan, local sources said.

A low intensity bomb exploded near the main commercial artery, Fatima Jinnah road. It broke the window pans of nearby buildings and created scare in the area.

Only one person was injured in the incident and had been discharged from the hospital after the treatment.

Two rockets were fired by unidentified terrorists at a paramilitary Frontier Constabulary (FC) checkpoint in Sharifabad, suburbs of Quetta. No one was hurt in the incident, official sources said.

Besides, late Tuesday night, at least two paramilitary troops were shot dead in an ambush on their checkpoint in Dasht area of district Mastung of the city, official sources said.

Balochistan province, bordering Iran and Afghanistan, has been in a grip of sectarian and terrorism strife for sometime and had witnessed four incidents of attack on NATO supply trucks and oil tankers during the month of June.

Several dozen civilians, police and troops have been killed in various terrorist incidents during this year.

Source: Xinhua


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