Four killed, 13 injured in Chaman blast

Officials say unidentified terrorists planted an IED in a motorcycle parked on Taj Road outside the prison


Mohammad Zafar March 23, 2021
Explosives were planted on a motorcycle parked outside Levies prison in the Balochistan town. EXPRESS SCREENGRAB

QUETTA:

At least four people including a child were killed while 13 others sustained injuries as a bomb exploded outside the Levies jail in the Pakistan-Afghanistan bordering town of Chaman, Balochistan on Tuesday, police said.

The officials said that unidentified terrorists planted an improvised explosive device in a motorcycle parked on Taj Road outside the prison.

Soon after the blast, police along with rescuers, rushed to the site and shifted the bodies and the injured to District Headquarters Hospital, Chaman.

A large number of law enforcement agencies are present at the location and further investigation is under way, police added.

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According to the hospital sources, a few of the injured are in critical condition.

No group has thus far claimed responsibility for the attack.

In August last year, at least five people, including a 10-year-old boy, were killed and 21 others injured in a powerful bomb blast in Chaman.

As per the security officials, unidentified miscreants planted an IED in a motorcycle parked on Mall Road near the District Police Officer office.

Security officials said that the blast ripped through the congested Mall Road area of the border town.

“The blast was that of an IED, which was planted in a motorbike parked in front of a market,” a senior security official said, adding that the IED was detonated through a remote-controlled device.

“Five people were killed in the blast and 22 others, including two Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) personnel, injured in the powerful blast that rocked the entire Chaman town,” Chaman Assistant Commissioner Zakaullah Durrani said.

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