At least 25 dead as blast hits Balochistan: Report

Srinagar: At least 25 people are dead and many others feared injured in an explosion in Balochistan’s Mastung area near a mosque on Friday shortly after jummah prayers, Dawn reported.

Deputy Chairman Senate Abdul Ghafoor Hyderi’s convoy was the worst hit in the attack. Hyderi said that he had suffered minor injuries, the report said.

The explosion occurred right as Hyder’s convoy exited a local mosque, the report added.

“Levies sources said that at least 25 people were killed in the attack. Police say many others are injured and rescue operations are underway. Levies, police and Frontier Corps (FC) personnel are present at the site of the attack, which has been cordoned off,” the report added.

The wounded are being taken to Mastung Civil Hospital, while those in critical condition are being transported to Quetta for treatment, the report said, adding that an emergency has been declared at Civil Hospital Mastung and more doctors have been called in, hospital sources said.

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