Pakistan Blast: The explosion occurred as people gathered to celebrate Eid Miladun Nabi, the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad.
According to media sources, at least 52 people were killed and over 130 were injured in a suicide bombing near a mosque in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan region on Friday, while people were gathered for a rally to mark Prophet Muhammad’s birthday.
According to Geo News, the explosion happened near Madina Mosque in the Mastung district.
Nawaz Gashkori, the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Mastung, was among those killed during the march.
The explosion occurred as people gathered to celebrate Eid Miladun Nabi, the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad.
According to City Station House Officer (SHO) Mohammad Javed Lehri, the explosion was a “suicide blast” and the bomber blew himself up near to the DSP’s car.
According to Lehri, the injured are being transported to medical facilities, and an emergency has been declared in the hospitals.
According to Dr. Saeed Mirwani, chief executive officer of Shaheed Nawab Ghous Bakhsh Raisani Memorial Hospital, at least 52 people were killed and over 130 were injured in the incident.
Some of the injured were critically hurt.
Rescue teams have been rushed to Mastung, according to Balochistan interim Information Minister Jan Achakzai. He further stated that the critically injured are being evacuated to Quetta and that an emergency has been declared in all hospitals.
“The enemy aims to destroy religious tolerance and peace in Balochistan with foreign blessings,” said Achakzai. “The explosion is terrible.” He further added that caretaker Chief Minister Ali Mardan Domki has urged officials to capture those responsible for the tragedy.
Meanwhile, interim Interior Minister Sarfraz Ahmed Bugti condemned the bombing emphatically.