9 security personnel killed, 13 injured in blast in Balochistan

ISLAMABAD — At least nine security personnel were killed and 13 others injured in a suicide attack near the truck of Balochistan Constabulary personnel on the Kambri bridge on the Quetta-Sibi highway in Balochistan province of Pakistan, media reports said on Monday.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Kachhi, Mehmood Notezai, according to the reports said that the preliminary evidence suggests it was a suicide attack. However, the exact nature of the blast could be ascertained after investigations.

He said that a bomb disposal team reached the site of the incident and the area is being searched after the explosion. At least nine personnel of the Balochistan Constabulary were killed and 13 were injured in the bomb attack in Bolan, he said.

The Balochistan Constabulary personnel were returning from duty in Sibi Mela when they were targeted. The truck overturned due to the intensity of the explosion, the report said.

The bodies and injured personnel were shifted to Sibi district where they were provided medical aid. The condition of some of the injured is reportedly critical.

The Balochistan Constabulary according to the report is a department of the provincial police force that provides security at important events and in sensitive areas, including jails.