A Frontier Corps (FC) officer was killed when a landmine exploded near the Sorange coal mines, in the suburbs of Quetta and rockets were fired on security forces and government installations elsewhere in Balochistan, on Tuesday.
The Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) has claimed responsibility for killing FC man. Its spokesman, who introduced himself as Merak Baloch said his organisation will continue such attacks on security forces in future.
According to Mohammad Ishaq, the spokesperson for Frontier Corps (FC), said that the FC officer killed was on a mine detection and removal patrol near the Sorange area when one mine exploded killing him instantly.
A heavy contingent of security forces rushed to the spot soon after blast and cordoned off the area. The deceased was shifted to Hospital for autopsy. Security forces started a search operation in the area.
Meanwhile, Unidentified militants fired rockets in Chamalang, Hanna and Panjgour areas of Balochistan on Monday. In the first incident, unknown people fired four rockets in Chamalang area of Loralai district, from nearby mountains.
The rockets landed in deserted areas and exploded with a big bang.
Similarly, four rockets fired by militants landed near Provincial Mineral Development Corporation colony area of Hanna, some 25 kilometers away from Quetta.
The rockets exploded, however, caused no loss of life and damage to property.
Separately, a rocket fired by militants from unspecified location landed near Rakshan nullah of Panjgour, a border town near Iranian Occupied Balochistan.