• Six injured in suicide blast near Saindak project employees' bus in Balochistan

    Six injured in suicide blast near Saindak project employees' bus in Balochistan File photo Six injured in suicide blast near Saindak project employees' bus in Balochistan

    At least six people were injured in a suicide blast near a bus carrying employees of Saindak Copper Gold Project in Dalbandin, Chaghai on Saturday.

    A suicide bomber attempted to attack the bus but did not succeed.

    Commissioner Quetta Division Muhammad Hashim Ghilzai confirmed that a suicide bomber detonated explosives near the bus.

    "Three foreigners and three FC personnel were injured in the blast," the commissioner said.

    The injured have been shifted to a nearby hospital.

    Security forces have sealed off the area and investigations into the incident are under way.

    Saindak Copper-Gold Mine is located near Saindak town in Chagai District of Balochistan. The discovery of copper deposits at Saindak was made in the 1970s in collaboration with a Chinese engineering firm.

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