19 September 2017

News Story: One killed, 17 injured in suicide attack in SW Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- At least one person was killed and 17 others were injured when a suicide bomber hit a security forces vehicle in Pakistan's southwestern city of Chaman in Balochistan province on Monday evening, local Urdu channel Geo TV reported.

According to the reports, the attack took place at about 6:35 p.m. local time when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden vest near a security forces vehicle in Chaman, a city located on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, killing one citizen on the spot and leaving 17 others injured.

The vehicle was on its way to the "Friendship Gate," a crossing point at Pak-Afghan border, when it came under the attack, said a senior official of a paramilitary force, adding that security personnel were among the injured people.

Rescue teams and law enforcement agencies rushed to the site immediately after the blast and shifted the body and injured to a hospital.

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