6 soldiers killed in bombing in southwest Pakistan
SANAA, May 19 (YPA) – Six parachute soldiers were killed when their vehicle collided with a roadside bomb as they patrolled the southwestern Pakistan province of Baluchistan, the most troubled province.
Military helicopters transported the wounded soldiers and the bodies of the dead to Quetta, the provincial capital.
The bombing targeted the military forces in the region of Polan in the region, which witnessed a rise in violence by nationalist rebels who liberated the region from Pakistan.
An official statement stated that at least four members of the semi-regular forces were wounded in the bombing, which came a week after a similar attack in the same area, which resulted in deaths.
In a separate bombing in a northwestern region on the Afghan border, a soldier and a civilian were killed during an exchange of fire.
This violence is a reaction by the rebels to Beijing’s investment plans in the region, which links Xinjiang to the Arabian Sea via a network of roads and railways.