Qatari sheikh’s hunting party attacked in Kech

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 6:30:25 by


Two security personnel of the paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC) sustained injuries when armed men attacked the convoy of a Qatari Shiekh’s hunting party in Kech district on Friday.

According to Home Secretary Balochistan, Akbar Hussain Durrani, the hunting party led by Sheikh Ali Bin Abdullah, a member of the ruling family of Qatar and Minister for Petroleum, was moving from one camp to another in Patok, some 25 kilometres away from Turbat, when the perpetrators, perched on nearby mountains, opened fire on the Frontier Corps personnel and the accompanying hunting party.

Banned group Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF) claimed responsibility for the attack.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 2nd, 2013.

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