Three killed in blast in Pak`s Balochistan provinc

A senior official of the company and a driver were among those killed by the blast, officials said.

Islamabad: Three employees of Pakistan`s
state-run oil and gas company were killed and seven others
injured when a vehicle was targeted with a roadside bomb in
the country`s southwest Balochistan province today, officials
said.

The car of the Oil and Gas Development Company was hit
by a bomb hidden in a motorcycle in Dera Allahyar, a town in
Jaffarabad district.

A senior official of the company and a driver were
among those killed by the blast, officials said.

The death toll was revised by officials hours after
the attack.

Initial reports quoting police and witnesses had said
four persons were killed in the attack.

The injured, including four employees of OGDC, were
taken to a nearby hospital.

Security forces cordoned off the site of the blast and
launched a search to trace the attackers.

No group claimed responsibility for the bombing.

Officials usually blame such attacks on Baloch
nationalist groups that have been waging a violent campaign
for autonomy and a greater say in the use of Balochistan’s
abundant natural resources, including gas reserves.

PTI

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