Nine injured in Chaman mosque blast on Eid Miladun Nabi


QUETTA: At least nine people were injured in an explosion inside a mosque in Chaman on Wednesday.

According to details, the prayer leader of the mosque was among those injured in the blast that took place during Maghrib prayers. The mosque is located on Taj Road in Chaman, which lies near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

Police sources said that the explosion was caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) hidden inside the mosque. No group has claimed responsibility for the blast so far.

The incident came on a day when Eid Miladun Nabi was being celebrated across the country.

Chaman is considered a sensitive town in Balochistan as it shares a border with Afghanistan’s volatile Kandahar province.

Earlier in August, one person was killed and 10 others, including two security personnel, were injured when an explosive device fitted in a motorcycle went off at Mall Road in Chaman.