Roadside bomb killed three security personnel in Pakistan
Pakistani authorities say a roadside bomb has exploded near a security convoy in the country’s southwest, killing three security personnel and wounding two others.
The attack on September 14 took place near the town of Pashi, about 50 kilometers north of Quetta, the capital of Balochistan Province, Ali Mohammad, a local security official, told RFE/RL’s Radio Mashaal.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Pakistani militants and small nationalist groups have been blamed for previous such attacks in Balochistan.
Separatist groups also often target security forces in a bid to get a larger share of provincial resources and wealth or autonomy from Islamabad.
Pakistan’s government claims it has quelled the insurgency, but violence has continued.