4 killed in blast near Pak-Iran border

Published: July 29, 2017
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The injured were shifted to a nearby hospital after the tragic incident. PHOTO: EXPRESS

The injured were shifted to a nearby hospital after the tragic incident. PHOTO: EXPRESS

QUETTA: At least four people were killed and five others injured in a blast in Cheeqgi area near Pakistan-Iran border in Panjgur District on Saturday.

Panjgur Deputy Commissioner Abdul Jabbar said the victims were local shepherds and the injured have been shifted to a nearby hospital. Local sources in Panjgur told The Express Tribune that Iranian forces opened fire at the rescue team, delaying efforts.

Initial reports suggest the explosives were planted on a roadside. The area has been cordoned off by security forces.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack as yet.

Suicide car bombing kills 13 in Quetta

Last month, at least 13 people – among them seven policemen – were killed in a suicide car bombing outside the office of Balochistan’s police chief in Quetta.

There were competing claims of responsibility for the attack that left over two dozen people injured. Jamaat-ul-Ahrar [JuA], a splinter group of the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan [TTP], had claimed it was behind the deadly bombing, while the Islamic State [IS] group, said one of its followers had carried out the carnage.

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