Five security personnel killed in Pakistan blast

Islamabad, Jan 18 (IANS) At least five security personnel were killed and two injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Pakistan’s Balochistan province on Monday.

Unidentified militants targeted a vehicle of security personnel in Margut area of Quetta city through a remote-controlled bomb, Dawn online quoted a security personnel as saying.

The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

Balochistan, Pakistan’s largest but least developed province, has for over a decade remained in the grip of violence, which has claimed thousands of lives.

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