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Balochistan: Pak Army Captain martyred, 2 soldiers injured in IED blast

Pakistan Army captain was martyred and two soldiers were injured after their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by terrorists in Balochistan’s Gichik area, the military’s media affairs wing said on Sunday.

The injured soldiers were shifted to a medical facility in Khuzdar, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid condemned the terrorist attack and expressed sadness on receiving news about the captain’s death.

PML-N president and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif said he was saddened to hear about the captain’s martyrdom.

Banned Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), Majeed Brigade, had claimed responsibility for the attack.

On Aug 8, two policemen were martyred and 12 others injured in an explosion near Quetta’s Serena Hotel. Six civilians were also wounded in the blast.

The improvised explosive device (IED) used in the attack was fitted into a motorcycle.

 

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