Islamabad: Two security personnel were
killed and four more injured in a roadside bomb attack in
Quetta city of southwest Pakistan today, police said.
The Frontier Corps personnel were on a routine patrol
when the bomb exploded at Degari Cross on the outskirts of
Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province.
The bomb was detonated by remote control, police
officials said. The injured personnel were taken to a military
Security forces launched a search operation in the
area though there were no reports of any arrest.
No group claimed responsibility for the attack.
Such attacks on security forces in Balochistan are
usually blamed on militants, banned sectarian groups or
anti-government nationalist insurgents.
Balochistan has witnessed several attacks on security
forces and police in recent weeks.
There have also been a series of sectarian attacks on
Shias by outlawed extremist groups.
Yesterday, unidentified gunmen shot dead three persons
of Punjabi origin at Panjgur in Balochistan.