Mosque in Mastung
QUETTA/ISLAMABAD: A police officer is among at least 15 people who died in a suicide attack on a procession of Eid Milad outside a mosque in Mastung. People gathered outside Madina Mosque to participate in a procession in connection with Eid Miladun Nabi (PBUH).
However, the tragic incident unfolded on Friday in Balochistan’s Mastung district. At least 15 individuals, including a deputy superintendent of police, were martyred and 30 others sustained injuries in the explosion.
Assistant Commissioner of Mastung confirmed the casualties after the blast. He explained that the blast occurred as people had gathered for an Eid Miladun Nabi (PBUH) procession near Madina Masjid on Alfalah Road.
Balochistan’s interim Information Minister, Jan Achakzai, stated that rescue teams have been dispatched to Mastung. He added that critically injured individuals were being transported to Quetta, and an emergency had been declared in all hospitals.
Achakzai expressed concern that foreign elements disrupted religious harmony and peace in Balochistan. He lamented, “The explosion is a heart-wrenching event.”
He also conveyed that the caretaker Chief Minister, Ali Mardan Domki, had instructed authorities to apprehend those responsible for the blast.
Political leaders vehemently condemned the incident, asserting that those who unjustly take innocent lives are oppressors and terrorists. They expressed hope that law enforcement agencies would swiftly apprehend the perpetrators.
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