QUETTA, Balochistan: A truck carrying Pakistani army troops was blown up by a powerful remote controlled device in Baluchistan's Karmu Wadh area on Monday killing fourteen soldiers After the explosion Baloch insurgents opened fire with heavy machine guns and rocket launchers on the remaining vehicles killing several others. According to a spokesman of BLA (Baloch Liberation Army) same number were injured in the attack.
Later helicopter gunship’s came to collect the dead and wounded but Baloch Fighters fired rockets on them. The firing continued for more then an hour not letting the helicopters to land.
Two other soldiers were wounded in the explosion on a road in a tribal region east of Baluchistan's capital Quetta, said the military-run Inter-Services Public Relations Directorate.
The mine was planted in an unpaved section of the road near Takhtani, a village about 120 kilometers (74 miles) east of Quetta, it said.
A spokesman for the (BLA) Baluch Liberation Army, an ethnic-Baluch group, claimed responsibility.
We blew up the army vehicle with a remote-control bomb," the BLA spokesman, who identified himself as Beevragh Baluch, said in telephone calls to journalists in Quetta.
"Our struggle will continue. This is a continuation of the incidents which have occurred in different parts of the province," he said.
The group, which said it is fighting for the freedom of Baluchistan, has claimed responsibility for attacks on security forces in the past in Baluchistan, a vast resource-rich province bordering Afghanistan.