Jan 31, 2014, 11:35 AM
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IED blast kills three security personnel in SW Pakistan

Islamabad, Jan 31, IRNA – A security forces' convoy was targeted in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack near in Pakistan’s south western Balochistan province on Friday, official sources said.

A Frontier Corps' spokesperson said that the security convoy was travelling from Wadh area to Bela when it struck a remote controlled explosive device planted on the roadside near Jhao area in Khuzdar district of Balochistan, killing three personnel and injuring four others.

He added that following the blast, militants who had taken positions in nearby mountains opened fire on the security personnel.

The condition of two blast victims was reported as critical.

Khuzdar is considered to be one of the most sensitive districts of Balochistan where militants have been targeting security forces and national installations for more than a decade.

Worsening law and order situation has forced hundreds of families to migrate from Khuzdar to different parts of Balochistan and Sindh.