Four injured in blast at Turbat’s Cinema bazaar

IED blast

BALOCHISTAN: At least four people were injured in an explosion in Turbat’s Cinema bazaar in Balochistan on Sunday.

According to details, the blast occurred near the check post of security forces and also damaged two nearby cars. Soon after the blast, police and Frontier Corps (FC) personnel cordoned off the area and started investigations.

The injured were shifted to District Headquarters Hospital, Turbat for medical treatment. The attack is suspected to have been carried out by terrorists seeking to target an FC check post.

The attack comes less than three months after a soldier of the Pakistan Army embraced martyrdom and three others suffered injuries in an attack on security forces near the Jhaki post in Turbat.

According to  Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the terrorists had opened fire on the security forces’ patrolling party some 35km southeast of Turbat. During the ensuing exchange of fire, Lance Naik Waseem Ullah was martyred and three other soldiers suffered injuries.

Earlier, a student was killed and three FC personnel injured in a roadside explosion in Turbat’s Absar area in August 2020. An improvised explosive device was detonated with a remote control when the FC convoy reached the area. In July 2020  a man was killed, while seven others sustained severe injuries in an explosion in a market in Turbat.