At least four people were injured in the border town of Chaman on Friday after an improvised explosive device (IED) planted in a motorcycle exploded as a law-enforcement vehicle passed by.
Heavy gunfire was reported from Mall Road, where the incident took place, following the explosion, and a large contingent of security personnel cordoned off the area. The injured were transferred immediately to Civil Hospital for medical assistance.
Vehicles parked near the site of attack were damaged with windscreens shattered as a result of the impact. The shops situated near the main road caught fire as the explosion jolted the city.
On July 13, a suicide bomber attacked the city of Mastung that left 149 dead, including nine minors, making it one of the deadliest attacks in the country’s history.
186 others were injured, raising the total number of casualties to a whopping 335, according to an official communiqué by the deputy commissioner Mastung.
The deadliest was the 2007 Karsaz attack, in which over 160 people were killed when former PM Benazir Bhutto’s convoy was targeted by terrorists in Karachi. In 2014, Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) terrorists killed 147 in an attack on Army Public School.
72 lives were lost in the suicide blast at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar’s shrine in 2017.