A bomb blast in Pakistan’s Balochistan province killed nine policemen
A bomb blast in Pakistan’s Balochistan province killed nine policemen and injured several others, local media reported on Monday.
The incident occurred on the Kambri bridge in Balochistan’s Bolan area, bordering the Sibi and Kachhi borders, as per a report in the Pakistan-based daily Dawn. It said that initial investigations point to a suicide attack, but detailed inquiries are being made into the incident.
Another police spokesman Mehmood Khan Notizai told Reuters news agency the suicide bomber riding a motorcycle “hit the truck from behind”.
The soldiers were returning from a local week-long cattle show where they had been providing security, officials said.
Hospital officials said at least seven policemen were wounded in the attack, the latest in a series targeting security personnel in Pakistan.