Balochistan

Fazl escapes suicide blast in Quetta; 2 dead

QUETTA: Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUIF) chief, Maulana Fazlur Rahman had a narrow escape from a suicide blast, which took place immediately after his address with a public gathering at Mekangi Road here on Thursday.

The blast however left two dead and 23 injured, out of which four are said to be in precarious condition at a hospital, ARY News reported.

According to details, JUIF had organized Mufti Mahmood Conference in Quetta, which was addressed by the party chief, Maulana Fazlur Rahman.

The blast took place as the JUIF chief was about to leave the venue after concluding his address. The powerful explosion damaged the vehicle of Maulana Fazlur Rahman and several shops nearby.

As a consequence, two people were killed and 23 others were injured, however the JUIF chief remained safe during the incident.

Meanwhile, law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and rescue teams immediately rushed to the spot and shifted the injured to hospital.

Medico-legal sources said that out of 23 injured of the blast, four are in critical condition.

 

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