After a bomb blast at Chaman, the bordering City with Afghanistan, in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, at least six people are dead and 20 injured. The blast occurred near the vehicle of Abdul Qadir Looni, a leader of JUI-Nazreyati.
At least six people were killed and 10 others sustained injuries in an explosion in Chaman, Balochistan on Friday. Four of those injured are stated to be in critical condition.
According to Levies sources, the blast targeted the vehicle of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Nazriati) group’s vice chief Abdul Qadir Loni, who is reported to be injured. Police say explosives were planted on a motorcycle.
The situation in the city has turned tense following the explosion, with additional contingents of police and Frontier Corps sought at the Civil Hospital.
Denouncing the incident, provincial home minister Mir Zia Langau has sought a report of the incident.
In a statement, Langau termed the blast a result of foreign conspiracies to instill unrest in the country.
“With the support of the masses, we have thwarted such incidents in the past and will continue to do so in the future,” he remarked.
Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan expresses remorse at the loss of the precious lives, saying the terrorists will not be allowed to succeed in their nefarious designs.
“Such activities to create unrest will not deter our resolve [to bring peace to the province,” he added.