Sunday, 20 October, 2019

4 killed, 20 injured in blast at seminary in Pakistan

Over fifteen people were injured in the explosion Over fifteen people were injured in the explosion
Patty Aguilar | 18 August, 2019, 02:03

A second police official, Abdul Razzaq Cheema, confirmed the incident and casualty figures at the mosque, north of provincial capital Quetta.

Worshippers surveying the damage caused by a remotely detonated bomb at a mosque in Balochistan, Pakistan, today. They have been shifted to a hospital for medical attention. Pakistan Bomb Blast: IS Claims Responsibility for Attack in Quetta.

This is the fourth explosion in Quetta over the past four weeks.

On July 30, another attack took place near a police station in which five people were killed.

Kuchlak is a stronghold of Taliban insurgents and a major crossing point for Afghan Taliban members to move between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

A case has been registered against the Kuchlak blast which rocked a madrasa yesterday, killing at least five people.

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Earlier Saturday, gunmen shot and killed Mir Amanullah Zehri, a tribal elder and senior politician from a Baluch nationalist party, said Younus Kibzai, an administrator in Khuzdar district.

The Police and law enforcement agencies rushed to the site of blast and started rescue operation.

On April 12, at least 20 people were killed and 48 wounded by a powerful suicide blast apparently targeting the Hazara community at a crowded fruit market in Quetta. There was no immediate confirmation from LeJ. Last week, another explosion killed one and injured ten people.

According to initial investigation by the police, the explosion was carried out with an improvised explosive device (IED) which was planted inside the mosque.

Pakistan's government claims it has quelled the insurgency, but violence has continued.

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