At least nine personnel of the Balochistan Constabulary were killed, while nine others sustained injuries in a suicide bomb attack in Bolan, reported Geo News.
The report quoting the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Kachhi, Mehmood Notezai, said that the preliminary evidence suggests it was a suicide attack, however, the exact nature of the blast could be ascertained after the investigations.
Images show a police truck crushed and overturned, with blood stains on the ground.
This is the second attack on security forces in Balochistan within 24 hours. No group has claimed responsibility.
The police officer said that a bomb disposal team reached the site of the incident and the area is being searched after the explosion.
According to the police, the blast occurred near the Kambri bridge area of Bolan and the injured are being shifted to Divisional Headquarters Hospital, the news report said.
Kachhi district’s Deputy Police Commissioner Sami Agha confirmed to the BBC that it was a suicide attack. Reuters reported that the attacker rammed a motorbike into the truck.
Pertinently, more than 8,000 members of Pakistan’s security forces have lost their lives in militancy incidents since 2000.