SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 23 April 2024, Tuesday |

Suicide bomber in southwestern Pakistan kills 1 police and wounds 5 others

According to an official, a suicide bomber carried out an attack in southwestern Pakistan on Saturday. The attack was aimed at a paramilitary convoy, resulting in the death of at least one police officer and injuring five others.
Authorities recovered the remains of a female bomber following the explosion in the southwestern city of Turbat, said Bashir Ahmed, a top administrative officer.
Ahmed said the bomber had targeted a convoy of the paramilitary Frontier Corps but the main thrust of the blast hit a police vehicle. He said a Frontier Corps vehicle was slightly damaged and a female police officer was among the wounded.
No one immediately claimed responsibility but similar attacks in the past were claimed by Baluch separatist groups.
Southwestern Baluchistan province has been the scene of a low level insurgency by Baluch separatists under the umbrella group of the Baluchistan Nationalist Army.

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