Bomb wounds police chief in Pakistan

Islamabad, Jan 26 (Calcutta Tube) A roadside bomb injured a senior police chief and three other people Tuesday in Pakistan’s south-western province of Balochistan, police said.

Fareed Shah, chief of the Jaffarabad district, was en route to his office in his police car when the explosion occurred in the Dera Allah Yar area.

‘The bomb was planted on a motorbike and triggered through a remote control,’ local police officer Abdul Latif Bajwa said.

Shah received minor injuries in the explosion, which also wounded one of his security guards and two pedestrians.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Baloch nationalist rebels have been waging a low-key insurgency for years, seeking greater provincial autonomy and a higher share of the profits from natural resources tapped in the region.

The insurgents have targeted several government officials and people from other ethnic communities in recent months.

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