QUETTA: At least one person was killed while several were injured in a blast that took place in Chaman district of Balochistan province.
According to media reports, the blast occurred at Chaman’s Mall Road area near the under-construction District Police Official (DPO) office on Mall road, police said.
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Rescue sources have confirmed that one person was killed while 10 others were injured, including four soldiers of Frontier Corps (FC) and a child.
The injured were taken to civil hospital where a man died during treatment. Critically injured persons were moved to Quetta.
The security forces have issued a high alert in the area while the blast site has been cordoned off.
According to the police, it was a remote-controlled bomb that targeted soldiers of FC. It was added that the bomb was fitted on a motorbike and hit a convoy of the FC at the main Mall Road.
On Saturday, six people including three foreigners were injured in a suicide blast near a bus carrying employees of Saindak Copper-Gold Project in Dalbandin.
According to Quetta Division Commissioner Muhammad Hashim Ghilzai, a suicide bomber detonated explosives near the bus. As a result, three foreigners and three FC personnel were injured in the blast. The injured were shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Security forces have started an investigation into the incident.
Caretaker Balochistan chief minister Allaudin Marri condemned the attack and has sought a detailed report on the security measures for Chinese engineers.