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Balochistan minister escapes bomb attack by Baloch Liberation Front

October 15, 2011 - Quetta

Balochistan minister Sardar Sanaullah Zehri has escaped an attempt on his life near Surab in Kalat district.

Sardar Zehri, who is provincial convener of Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) and chief of Jhalawan, was reportedly going to Anjira after addressing public meetings in Surab and Gidar when a bomb attack took place.

"The bomb was detonated by remote control when the convoy was about 10km from Surab," The Dawn quoted sources, as saying.

"Sardar Zehri is safe and his vehicle was not damaged," a spokesman said.

A spokesman for the banned Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) claimed responsibility for the attack.

Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Mohammad Aslam Raisani condemned the blast and termed it an "attack on tribal system".

He said the government would not bow before terrorists and those involved in the Friday night attack would be arrested.

"We will deal with the attack according to tribal customs," Sardar Zehri said.


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