At least 13 killed, 70 injured in bomb blast in Pakistan
At least 13 people have been killed and 70 injured after a blast in Balochistan’s Mastung district on Friday. One police officer also died in the blast. Mastung Assistant Commissioner (AC) Attahul Munim told Dawn newspaper that the explosion took place near an Eid Miladun Nabi rally near Madina Masjid at Alfalah Road.
However, the number of deaths and injuries can go up as more reports from the blast site emerge, as it has been described as a major blast.
The blast took place near the car of Mastung Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Nawaz Gishkori, who was to remain on the sidelines of the procession. Nawaz Gishkori is among the deceased. City Station House Officer (SHO) Mohammad Javed Lehri said that it was a suicide bomb blast and that the bomber exploded himself next to DSP Gishkori’s car.
Videos and photos from the blast site that appeared on social media show a number of bloodied corpses and what looked like severed limbs strewn about.