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Militants attack kills 1, injures 5 FWO men

QUETTA: Suspected militants opened fire at a Frontier Works Organization (FWO) vehicle carrying officials on Tuesday, injuring at least five personnel in Balochistan’s Turbat area, while a labourer was killed in a separate firing incident at an FWO camp in the same district, officials said.

Levies sources said the FWO personnel were going from Hoshap to Panjgoor area when their vehicle was attacked.

The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital for medical treatment, while the assailants escaped unhurt from the spot.

In another incident, a labourer was killed when militants opened fire at an FWO Camp in Hoshap area of Turbat.

Levies and Frontier Corps officials reached the spot as investigation into the incident went underway.

Balochistan has been experiencing incident violence and targeted killings since more than a decade. More than 1,400 incidents targeting the minority Shia and Hazara community have taken place in the province during the past 15 years.

The largest province of the country by area is home to a low-level insurgency by ethnic Baloch separatists. Al Qaeda-linked and sectarian militants also operate in the region.


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