14 injured in Balochistan grenade attack


QUETTA: At least 14 people were injured in a blast in Balochistan’s Noshki district on Monday.

Police said two miscreants riding a motorcycle hurled a hand grenade at a shop on Masjid road in Noshki. The injured were rushed to the District Headquarters (DHQ) hospital for treatment, where the doctors described the condition of the injured as out of danger.

Meanwhile, police and other law enforcement personnel reached the site of incident and cordoned off the area. An investigation into the explosion also went underway.
In the aftermath of the explosion, security has been tightened in the city.

Balochistan has experienced incidents of violence and targeted killings for over a decade.

In recent months, the province has faced a number of security challenges, with security personnel in the province often being targeted in roadside explosions and suicide attacks.

Earlier on August 12, a blast had occurred at Chaman Mall Road, which resulted in the death of one person, while five others had been injured.

Earlier on August 11, at least six people had been injured in a suicide blast near a bus carrying employees of Saindak Copper-Gold Project in Dalbandin, Chaghai.

The injured had also included three Chinese engineers.

According to Levies sources, a suicide bomber had attempted to attack the bus but did not succeed.

Quetta Commissioner Muhammad Hashim Ghilzai had confirmed that a suicide bomber detonated explosives near the bus.

“Three foreigners and three FC personnel were injured in the blast,” the commissioner had said.

The Baloch Liberation Army had claimed responsibility.


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