10 killed as blast targets Imambargah in Bolan

BOLAN: A blast ripped through an Imambargah in Bhag Tehseel on Thursday, killing at least 10 people and injuring several others including children, Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti said.

The explosion occurred in Imam Bargah Kazmia Chilgiri in Bhag Tehseel moments before a gathering was about to begin. Due to lack of ambulances in the area, the victims were being shifted through vehicles of paramilitary force to hospital. He said the hospital is located an hour drive from the blast scene.

The home minister said according to preliminary reports the blast appeared to be a suicide attack.

Bugti said ambulances and a helicopter have been sent to the area for rescue activities. In a statement Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has condemned the blast.

The blast is the second attack in Balochistan after beginning of Muharram. Last week, at least 11 people were killed in a blast that hit a passenger bus on Quetta’s Sariab road.


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