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One petroleum company employee dies in Pakistan blast

One petroleum company employee dies in Pakistan blast

| @indiablooms | 31 Mar 2024, 06:25 pm

A petroleum company employee died after a roadside blast occurred in Pakistan's Harnai district in Balochistan on Saturday.

The incident left 14 people wounded.

“It was an improvised explosive device (IED) planted at the roadside in Wareekha area at the border of Harnai and Duki,” Harnai Deputy Commissioner Javed Domki was quoted as saying by Dawn News.

The victims were employees of Mari Petroleum Company Limited (MPCL) and belonged to Harnai, Duki and Zhob, the newspaper reported.

The deceased person was identified as Mohammad Tariq.

The body and the injured people were rushed to Combined Military Hospital in Quetta.

Police officials told Dawn News that the MPCL employees were on their way to conduct a survey when their vehicle was targeted in the attack near the border of Harnai and Duki area.

“The target was vehicles of the MPCL,” a senior police said, adding that the body has been sent to the victim’s native village.

Police have filed a case and launched an investigation into the incident.

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