Ten killed as suicide bomber strikes imambargah in Balochistan

Published: October 22, 2015
A man looks at the site of a suicide bomb attack at a mosque in the town of Chalgari, Baluchistan on October 22, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

A man looks at the site of a suicide bomb attack at a mosque in the town of Chalgari, Baluchistan on October 22, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

QUETTA: A suicide bomber blew himself up in a mosque killing at least 10 Shia Muslims, including six children, and wounded 12 others in Bagh tehsil of Kachhi district, 300kms from Quetta.

The attack took place as Shias gathered at the mosque to observe Muharram.

“At least 10 people were killed and 12 others were wounded after a suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shia mosque,” provincial home minister Sarfraz Bugti told AFP.

Local administration official Mohammad Waseem confirmed the attack and death toll.

Rescue workers and law enforcers reached the site, and shifted the deceased and injured to nearby hospitals.

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Bugti said there were six children between 10 and 12 years old among the dead and that some women had also been killed.

He added that the death toll may rise.

Witness Bashir Khan told AFP the bomber was trying to get inside the mosque hall but was intercepted by security after which he blew himself up in the courtyard of the mosque where children were playing.

“There is blood spattered all over, pieces of human flesh and shoes are littered everywhere,” Khan said.

“The people put the wounded in private cars and took them to other towns as there is no hospital here,” he added.

Chalghri is a remote area lacking proper infrastructure.

“There are no ambulances to transport the victims to hospitals,” eyewitnesses said, adding the dead and injured were shifted via private vehicles.

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Reader Comments (12)

  • pk
    Oct 22, 2015 - 8:39PM

    Here we go again. But forget about this and let’s concentrate on Hindu extremists in India armed with lethal ink bottle.Recommend

  • indian
    Oct 22, 2015 - 9:21PM

    these people are not extremists because they didn’t throw ink . Recommend

  • Ajay
    Oct 22, 2015 - 9:52PM

    Pakistan media enjoyed the ink throwing and Shiv Sena incidence to the fullest in last few days. However nobody died in those incidence. They should have concentrated at their home instead of enjoying ink throwing incidence. Recommend

  • un
    Oct 22, 2015 - 10:17PM

    its time to consider allocation of pakistani shia in red data bookRecommend

  • Anon
    Oct 22, 2015 - 10:30PM

    Thank you Quaid E Azam for giving us such a peaceful country called Pakistan where all sects of Muslims live with each other peacefully…Recommend

  • Parvez
    Oct 22, 2015 - 11:42PM

    National Action Plan……where art thou ?Recommend

  • Patriot
    Oct 23, 2015 - 12:42AM

    10 People killed in Pakistan – 6 comments, Shiv Sena throws Ink – 150 Comments Unbelievable !! Recommend

  • Aslam Baigh
    Oct 23, 2015 - 1:47AM

    How is this a news? We should focus on what is happening in India.Recommend

  • PakistaPPP
    Oct 23, 2015 - 2:07AM

    You don’t get it. Do you. Ink throwers are part of your government. These suicide bombers are nobody and terrorists who are funded by RAWRecommend

  • Dale
    Oct 23, 2015 - 2:13PM

    And 6 comments by Indians who have nothing else to do but browse news about Pakistan. Now who is obsessed. Recommend

  • Hari Om
    Oct 23, 2015 - 4:04PM

    For a country claimed to have been created as a Safe haven for the Muslims of the Indian Sub-Continent besides claiming all other manner of Islamic titles such as Islamic Republic, Fortress of Islam, Ideological Muslim State and Sole Islamic Nuclear Weapon State etc.; the repeated slaughter of Muslims belonging to minority Islamic sects is doubly disgraceful.Recommend

  • JSM
    Oct 24, 2015 - 8:44AM

    Shiv Sena are non-state actors of India. Unfortunately, they operate in India only. And they only attack Indians with ink. Do you have any objections.

    ET- The above are facts- publish it please.Recommend

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