Militant attack at Pasni radar-post kills one in Balochistan

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    QUETTA: An armed militant attack at Pasni Radar-Post in Balochistan's volatile Mekran belt near Pakistan's port city of Gwadar left one personnel dead, a senior official said on Saturday.

    The militants fled away the site but only after destroying some technical equipment and planting a bomb at the air traffic control post.

    The official in the province’s home and tribal affairs department, who requested anonymity owing to sensitivity of the matter, told Dawn.com that eight armed militants stormed inside the Pasni Radar-Post and killed a personnel deployed there.

    “The militants made eight personnel hostage after the attack,” he said, adding that one of them was killed after resistance.

    The Pasni Radar-post, located 131 kilometer east from Pakistan's port city of Gwadar, controls air traffic from Western and Gulf countries towards South Asia and Central Asian States.

    “The assailants planted a bomb after the attack,” the official said and informed that the bomb disposal squad was called in to defuse the bomb.

    He said the militants damaged some technical equipments installed at the Radar-Post after the attack.

    “Militants sped away in their vehicles after the attack,” he said.

    Pasni is considered to be one of the sensitive areas of Balochistan. Militants in the area have been targeting security forces, vital national installations and pro-government personalities for last more than seven years.

    There has been no claim of responsibility for the attack. However, the official suspected that the Baloch rebels operating in the area were behind the attack.

    Militant attack at Pasni radar-post kills one in Balochistan - DAWN.COM
     
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    GWADAR: The authorities have secured control of a radar post which had been hijacked by unknown armed men in Pasni. A security man lost his life in the attack while another was injured.

    According to DIG Moazzam Jah, the attackers escaped from the scene and a search operation has been launched to arrest the armed men. Additional enforcements have been dispatched to Pasni, he added.

    Spokesman of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), Abid Qaimkhani said the authority’s staff at the radar post has remained safe.

    Earlier, the unidentified armed men attempted to take control of the Pasni radar port, one kilometer from the airport. They had also held a security man hostage.

    The Pasni radar issues guidelines to the air traffic coming from Europe and Gulf states.

    Radar attackers escape, security man dies in Pasni - thenews.com.pk
     
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    I fail to understand how a radar post can be Hijacked :rofl:
     
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    those were not militant but mujaheddin,Allah ke bande,:p:p:p

    thoko,thoko aur radar thoko:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Ki badai picture.... ye bande hain ya bhalu... allaha de bande..
     
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