Friday, May 12, 2017

Pakistan bomb attack in Balochistan kills 17

At least 17 people have been killed in an explosion in Pakistan's Balochistan province which appears to have targeted a top lawmaker.

The blast took place near a convoy carrying Senator Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, the deputy chairman of Pakistan's upper house, as it left a mosque in Mastung.

Police official Safar Khan told AFP news agency it was not clear whether it was a bomb or a suicide attack.
Many other people were reported to have been injured in the blast.

Senator Haideri told Reuters news agency he sustained minor injuries.


1 comment :

  1. A bomb exploded next to a convoy of the deputy chairman of the Pakistan Senate Friday in the violence-plagued province of Baluchistan, killing at least 25 people, officials said.

    At least 35 people were wounded in the blast near the town of Mastung, 50 km (30 miles) from the provincial capital of Quetta. Television footage showed a vehicle mangled by the blast.


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