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At least six killed in series of attacks in Balochistan, Pakistan

BALOCHISTAN, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least six people were killed, including three troops, in different attacks on Thursday in the southwestern region of Balochistan, Pakistan, officials said.

A remote-controlled explosive device placed in a vehicle near Badini Cross in Quetta, Pakistan detonated and killed a Frontier Corps (FC) official and injured five others, including a security official, Pakistan's Daily Times reportd.

The explosion occurred while two FC vehicles passed through the area during routine patrol. The powerful explosion was caused by 20 kilograms of explosive material and killed the Pakistani soldier instantly, completely destroyed the car, and damaged three other vehicles.

In a separate attack in Dera Murad Jamali, another remote-controlled bomb killed at least two security officers and injured seven other individuals.

The explosive device was placed along the Chattar Road and was detonated when a security forces convoy passed through. Witnesses said subsequent shooting resulted in the death of a passerby who was later identified as Amir Baksh Langvo and the injury of another individual identified as Abdul Rashid Lehri.

A third remote-controlled explosive targeted a Pakistani Anti Narcotics Force vehicle in Turbat, wounding two personnel. The bomb was attached to a motorcycle that exploded as the vehicle passed by.

In Sohbatpur, within the jurisdiction of the Panhwar Senhari police station, a group of gunmen carrying what were described as sophisticated weapons ambushed a police security post and killed police constable Akhtar Hussain Lashari and injured two others.

Officers returned fire and killed one of the assailants, who was identified as Abdul Rashid Bugti, while the others fled from the scene.

The Baloch Republican Army later claimed responsibility of the attack and vowed to continue targeting law enforces.

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