Two dead, 9 injured in blast in SW Pakistan

Two dead, 9 injured in blast in SW Pakistan

Agency News

Islamabad, Sep 28 : At least two people were killed and nine others injured in a blast on Taj Road at Chaman area in southwestern Pakistan on Saturday, police officials said.

According to police officials, the blast was caused by an improvised explosive device (IED), which was planted in a motorcycle parked on the roadside. It was so powerful that it shattered windows in nearby buildings.

The explosion has left Maulana Hanif, a central leader of the JUI-F, critically injured. Police said Hanif was the target of the attack, Dawn reported. Meanwhile, a 12-year-old child was also killed in the blast, District Police Officer Shaukat Mohmand said.

The injured were shifted to Civil Hospital Chaman, where an emergency was declared. No group had claimed the responsibility for the attack, yet. (UNI)