January 20, 2006

Explosions continue in Balochistan

Source: Dawn

By Our Correspondent

QUETTA, Jan 17: A Frontier Corps man was killed in a mine blast near Kahan on Tuesday. In the same area, security forces arrested a man and found six bombs, six Kalashnikovs and two light machine-guns in his possession.

The provincial capital was rocked when a home-made device exploded near the boundary wall of a house in a government employees’ colony on the White Road on Tuesday night. The wall was damaged and windowpanes of adjoining houses smashed.

Unknown people also blew up a tower of 32kV transmission line in Rakhni area of Barkhan district on Tuesday morning.

Meanwhile, the Balochistan home secretary denied allegations that people were leaving Kohlu or Kahan because of a blockade. In a statement, he said the government was willing to provide facilities to people interested in visiting the areas.

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