3 security personnel killed in landmine blast in SW Pakistan

Source: Xinhua| 2021-08-27 00:26:19|Editor: huaxia
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ISLAMABAD, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- Three security personnel were killed and three others injured in a landmine blast in Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province on Thursday, a Pakistani government official said.

Spokesperson of the Balochistan government Liaquat Shahwani told the media that the incident took place when a roadside planted landmine explosion hit a vehicle of paramilitary Pakistan Levies forces in the Mangi Dam area of Ziarat district of the province.

The forces' vehicle was on a routine patrol in the area when it struck the landmine, said police.

Following the explosion, rescue teams, police and security forces rushed to the site and shifted the bodies and the injured to a nearby hospital.

Police and security forces have cordoned off the area and launched a search operation to arrest the culprits.

So far, no group or individual has claimed the attack. Enditem

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