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Highly effective ‘suicide’ bomb explodes at rally celebrating the birthday of Prophet Muhammad in southwest Pakistan.
A strong bomb has exploded at a rally celebrating the birthday of Prophet Muhammad in southwest Pakistan, killing at the very least 15 folks and wounding greater than 50 others, officers and media studies say.
The bombing, which additionally killed a police officer, occurred on Friday in Mastung, a district in Balochistan province, mentioned authorities administrator Atta Ullah.
“It appears a suicide assault” senior native police officer Javed Lehri mentioned, including that the bomber blew himself up close to the car of Deputy Superintendent of Police Nawaz Gishkori.
The injured had been taken to close by hospitals and a few of them had been in a crucial situation, he mentioned.
No group has claimed duty for the assault but.
The nation’s inside ministry confirmed a blast carried out by “terrorist parts”.
“The assault on harmless individuals who got here to take part within the procession of Eid Milad-ul-Nabi is a really heinous act,” it mentioned in a press release, referring to the prophet’s birthday.
Muslims in Pakistan and around the globe rejoice the birthday of Islam’s prophet by holding public gatherings.
Whereas the celebration is accepted by a majority of Islamic sects, sure denominations view it as an unwarranted innovation.
Balochistan has previously been the location of assaults by armed teams.
Earlier this month, at the very least 11 folks, together with a outstanding non secular chief, had been injured in a blast in the identical district, the Daybreak newspaper mentioned.
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