Six security personnel killed in terrorist attack in SW Pakistan

Islamabad, Aug 15, IRNA - Six security forces personnel were killed in a terrorist attack on their vehicle at 'Harnai' district of south western Balochistan province.

According to reports, a vehicle carrying Frontier Corps (FC) personnel was hit by a powerful bomb when it was passing near Harnai town. Six FC soldiers lost their lives and the driver and a soldier of the paramilitary force suffered injuries.

Security officials say the FC personnel were patrolling the area.

So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Few days back fifteen people, including eight security personnel, were killed and 25 others injured in a bomb blast in Quetta the capital of Balochistan province.

Balochistan has faced a number of security challenges in recent months, with security personnel in the province often being targeted in roadside explosions.