Fri. Jun 21st, 2024

At least 34 people were killed and over 130 injured in a suicide blast near a mosque in Pakistan’s Balochistan province on Friday. The blast happened during a rally to celebrate the birthday of Prophet Muhammad. The explosion occurred near Madina Mosque in the Mastung district. Among the deceased was Mastung’s Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Nawaz Gashkori, who was on duty for the rally. The explosion happened when people were gathering to mark Eid Miladun Nabi, the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad. It was confirmed to be a suicide blast, with the bomber exploding himself next to the DSP’s car. The wounded were rushed to a medical facility, and an emergency has been declared in the hospitals. The blast claimed the lives of 34 people and left over 130 injured, some critically. Rescue teams have been dispatched to Mastung, and the critically injured are being transferred to Quetta. The interim Information Minister of Balochistan stated that the enemy aims to destroy religious tolerance and peace with foreign support. The interim Interior Minister condemned the blast.

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