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At Least 9 Killed, 11 Injured in Suicide Attack on Pakistan Army: Report

The incident comes amid heightened tensions in the sub-continent after the suicide attack in Jammu and Kashmir, where a 20-year-old youth rammed an explosives-laden SUV into a convoy of CRPF, killing 40 personnel.

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Updated:February 17, 2019, 10:16 PM IST
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At Least 9 Killed, 11 Injured in Suicide Attack on Pakistan Army: Report
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New Delhi: Three days after the Pulwama terror strike, at least nine personnel were killed and 11 injured in a suicide attack on Pakistan Army convoy near Balochistan.

According to a report in The Balochistan Post, the Baloch Raji Ajoi Sangar (BRAS) have claimed responsibility for the attack between Turbat and Panjgur, on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) route. The attack occurred hours before the Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Pakistan.

Baloch Raji Ajoi Sangar (BRAS) is an alliance of three Baloch pro-freedom organisations, Baloch Liberation Army, Balochistan Liberation Front and Baloch Republican Guard.

The report quoted Baloch Khan, the spokesperson for BRAS, as saying that their fighters had attacked the Pakistani security forces patrolling team and a camp at the same time on Sunday morning on CPEC route between Panjgur and Turbat city.

The incident comes amid heightened tensions in the sub-continent after the suicide attack in Jammu and Kashmir, where a 20-year-old youth rammed an explosives-laden SUV into a convoy of CRPF, killing 40 personnel.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also made a brief stopover in Iran on Saturday, days after both countries lost soldiers to attacks carried out by terrorists operating from Pakistani soil.

While India lost 40 CRPF jawans to a terror attack carried out by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama on Thursday, Iran's Revolutionary Guards has accused "Pakistan's security forces" of supporting the perpetrators of a suicide bombing that killed 27 of its troops on Wednesday.

| Edited by: Sumedha Kirti
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