At least one policeman was killed and five others were injured in a suicide attack on a convoy of paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC) in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province on Saturday, police officials said.

Iran PressAsia: A female suicide bomber blew herself up on the Commissioner Road in Turbat district of the province, killing at least one cop and wounding five others, including three policemen and two personnel of paramilitary troops, Deputy Commissioner Bashir Ahmad told the media.

The target of the suicide attack was paramilitary troops, but a police vehicle escorting the FC convoy got a major impact of the explosion, he said, adding that a female police officer was also among the injured.

After the blast, security forces, rescue teams and a bomb disposal squad rushed to the site and shifted the injured to a nearby hospital. Security forces cordoned off the area while further investigation is underway.

No group or individual has claimed responsibility for the attack yet, Xinhua reported.

Chief Minister of Balochistan Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo condemned the blast and extended his condolences to the victims' families.

"The aim of terrorism is to halt the development process and intimidate the security forces. The evil intentions of terrorists will never be successful, and the determination and courage of the security forces would not be dented by such acts," the chief minister said.


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