Six FCB officials were injured
after their vehicle came under attack near Western Bypass in Quetta,
the provincial capital of Balochistan. The personnel were en route
to firing range of the training camp when terrorists attacked
the van with a remote-controlled bomb. The injured officials are
Subedar Muhammad Shafi, Hawaldar Awalur Rehman, Naik Latif, Sepoys
Saif, Raza Rehman and Qaim Khan. According to the Bomb Disposal
Squad, eight to ten Kg explosives were used in the bombing.
Unidentified militants shot dead
two people in Jinnah Town of Quetta, the provincial capital of
Balochistan. According to Police, both victims were going somewhere
when the assailants riding a motorcycle opened fire on them. Both
the men died on the spot.
FCB neutralised a 10 kilograms
bomb in the Chithar area of Nasirabad District.
At least four suspected militants
were killed during an exchange of fire with SFs in Uch and other
areas of Naseerabad District in Balochistan. A security officer
said that SFs conducted a search operation in Uch and other areas
of Naseerabad District. Five militants were also arrested. Moreover,
nine sanctuaries of militants were demolished by security personnel.
Unidentified assailants shot and
injured five Hazara Shias in a suspected sectarian attack community
on Spiny Road in the Qila Mubarak area of Quetta, the provincial
capital of Balochistan. DIG, Quetta, Razzak Cheema said that the
incident is a targeted attack when five individuals were travelling
in a taxi
The Balochistan High Court issued bailable arrest
warrants for former President General (Retired) Pervez Musharraf
in JWP leader Nawab Akbar Bugti's murder case. A divisional bench
of BHC passed this order during hearing of a review petition challenging
acquittal of the former president by Anti-Terrorism Court. Former
Balochistan chief minister and governor Nawab Akbar Bugti was
killed in Dera Bugti District on August 26, 2006.
Unidentified assailants shot dead a journalist,
Muhammad Jan (37), in Kalat town of same District in Balochistan.
Muhammad Jan, who worked for local Urdu language daily newspaper
'Qudrat', was shot dead while he was on his way home on a motorcycle.
"Two attackers on motorcycle opened fire on him, using a pistol
and killing him on the spot," Senior Police Officer Muhammad Ali
Three Policemen were injured when unidentified
militants attacked the convoy of a Qatari prince in Musakhel District
of Balochistan in the evening. Security sources said that the
militants opened indiscriminate fire on the convoy, as a result
of which District Police Officer Majeed Dasti and two other security
officials received bullet wounds. The Qatari prince remained unharmed
in the attack, said Senior District Administration official Mohammad
Unidentified militants killed two Police officials
in different areas of Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan.
Militants opened fire at a Police constable in the Killi Deba
area of Quetta, killing him on the spot. In another incident,
militants opened fire near the Passport Office area and killed
another Police official on duty. The attackers managed to escape
from the scene in both cases, with Police officials terming the
incidents as acts of target killings.
Two SF personnel were killed after unidentified
militants opened fire on them in Kohlu area of Balochistan. The
deceased were identified as constable Shero and Khawand Bukhsh.
The militants managed to flee the scene.
Unidentified assailants opened fire and killed
two persons in Satellite Town area of Quetta, the provincial capital
of Balochistan. Police officials said the gunmen were on a motorcycle
when they opened fire and critically injured two tribal locals.
The injured were rushed to the Civil Hospital in Quetta but they
succumbed to their injuries. The motive behind the attack remains
to be ascertained. The assailants escaped unhurt from the crime
At least eight security personnel were injured
when their convoy comes under militant ambush in Gichak area of
Panjgur District in Balochistan. "The security personnel were
moving through the district's mountainous Gichak area to conduct
a raid against miscreants when they were fired upon," said a security
official. No arrests were reported after the incident. There was
no claim of responsibility for the attack.
Two Policemen, including an inspector, were shot
dead while another official received bullet injuries in Wapda
road area of Dera Murad Jamali District in Balochistan in the
evening. Police officials said that unidentified militants opened
fire at a Police mobile in Wapda road area, killing Inspector
Hidayatullah Kolachi on the spot. His gunman succumbed to his
injuries on the way to a nearby hospital. The assailants escaped
unhurt from the spot.
Iranian forces fired four mortar shells across
the border into Balochistan's Panjgur District. Deputy Commissioner
Panjgur Habibur Rehman claimed Iranian forces fired four mortar
shells into Parom area 'without any justification and provocation'.
"We have not received any report about any human loss", he added.
Provincial Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti stated
that India was using Afghanistan's soil to destabilise Balochistan.
Speaking at a seminar at University of Karachi, Sarfraz Bugti
said, Security Forces and the youth of Balochistan brought peace
in the province, adding that rate of crime in Balochistan is much
lower as compared to Karachi and Faisalabad. A handful (100-200)
of miscreants are trying to sabotage CPEC, he added.
Two BDS officials were killed and 11 others injured
in a roadside blast near the Sariab Bridge of Quetta, the provincial
capital of Balochistan. Police said that explosives were found
planted near the Sariab Bridge after which BDS was called in.
However, the blast occurred while BDS personnel were defusing
Three Army personnel were killed when an IED,
targeting an Army convoy, exploded in Awaran town of same District
in Balochistan. The killed were identified as Captain Taha, Sepoy
Kamran Satti and Sepoy Mehtar Jan. Two other soldiers were also
injured in the attack.
The FC arrested 20 suspects during a search operation
in the Nushki area of Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan.
SFs killed a militant in an encounter and seized
arms during a search operation at Darakhshan near Eastern Bypass
area of Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan. According
to a spokesman of SFs, following a tip off, security forces carried
out a search operation in the area while suspect opened fire on
them. The suspect was killed in retaliation by SFs. Arms were
also recovered from his hideout.
Balochistan Government has prepared a new security
plan for Quetta in the wake of recent wave of terrorism in the
country. Official sources said on February 19 that under the security
plan jointly prepared by Police, Frontier Corps and other security
agencies, profiling of houses in the provincial capital will be
carried out to track down the elements working as facilitators
of banned outfits. There will be a ban on residing in mosques,
seminaries, schools and Government buildings which are required
to get themselves registered with the Police Station concerned.
Registration of tenants has been made mandatory. Legal action
will be taken if they fail to do so. Under the plan, the hosts
will have to inform a committee to be formed by the area police
station about the visit of guests.