4 dead, 13 injured in bomb blast near Jaffer Express


At least four people were killed and 13 others injured on Friday as two bombs exploded near Rawalpindi-bound Jaffer Express in Machh area of Bolan district.

The first bomb targeting Jaffar Express left eight people injured while the second blast was taken place when rescue process of the wounded people was underway.

Security officials arrived at the scene and launched an investigation into the matter whereas a search operation has also been initiated in the area.

Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri while taking notice of the incident ordered an inquiry. The chief minister, in a statement, condemned the attack and ordered immediate treatment for the injured.

Initial reports suggest that a bomb was planted along the railway track in the Ab-e-Gum area of Balochistan’s Bolan district. Another explosion took place in the same area 20 minutes later.

“There was another blast after the first one with an interval of 20 minutes at the same spot,” Hameed Gul, a senior railway official, told reporters.

All the injured have been shifted to Quetta where an emergency has been declared at all state-run hospitals.

On Tuesday, at least four women belonging to a Shia Hazara community were killed by unknown assailants in an allegedly sectarian-motivated targeted killing in Quetta’s Kirani Road. One woman also sustained serious bullet injuries when gunmen fired gunshots on a local passenger bus.

“The women were returning from the city towards their destiny Hazara Town when armed men intercepted the bus and one of them barged inside and started shooting indiscriminately.” Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Abdul Razaq Cheema said.


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