06:23 GMT06 April 2020
Listen Live
    Asia & Pacific
    Get short URL
    0 15
    Subscribe

    New Delhi (Sputnik): Weeks after seven people were killed and 25 others were injured in a suicide bomb attack near a religious rally in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan’s Quetta city on 17 February, another blast was reported today in the same province.

    At least nine people were injured in a blast in Pakistan’s south-western city of Chaman in Balochistan province on Saturday.

    The blast site is reportedly located a few kilometres away from the nation’s border adjoining Afghanistan.

    According to preliminary information, the explosives were planted on a motorbike. A bomb disposal squad has been called to ascertain the nature and impact of the blast, according to police.

    On 17 February, a powerful blast in Quetta city killed seven people and injured at least 19 more after a suicide bomber detonated an explosive near a police vehicle stationed at the district court. Two officers were among the dead, according to law enforcement. The attacker tried to enter a rally being held by a Sunni religious sect and blew himself up when police tried to stop him.

    Tags:
    Balochistan, blast, Pakistan
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via SputnikComment via Facebook