A Frontier Corps (FC) man was killed and another was injured on Thursday in a remote-controlled bomb blast near a security forces’ vehicle in the Hazar Ganji area of Quetta.
The attack occurred when a convoy of security forces was on a routine patrol near Sharifabad Chowk.
A security official who requested anonymity told Dawn that unidentified assailants planted a remote-controlled bomb in a heap of garbage on a roadside to target the forces’ convoy. “When the forces’ convoy reached the spot there was huge blast,” he said.
The vehicle was completely destroyed as a result of the attack.
Security forces cordoned off the area as an investigation into the incident went under way.