Explosion claims two lives in Panjgur
PANJGUR: At least two people were killed and several sustained injuries in an explosion at Panjgur market on Thursday.
According to the details, the bomb exploded at Chitkan Market in Panjgur area of Baluchistan. Sources said that the bomb was planted in a motorcycle parked on the roadside near the market. The bomb went off when a car passed by the motorcycle.
Security forces, after being informed, rushed to the scene and cordoned off the area. They launched investigations to ascertain the nature and cause of the blast. Rescue officials shifted the bodies and the injured to nearby hospitals.
Earlier, at least 12 people, including three Levies personnel and one soldier of the Frontier Corps, had been wounded in two separate blasts in Balochistan on January 6.
A blast near Police Lines Jan Adda in Pishin district targeted a Levies official, Naib Tehsildar Abdul Maalik Tareen, leaving the naib tehsildar, his gunman Salahuddin and one other Levies member injured in the attack along seven citizens.
Levies sources said an improvised explosive device planted in a motorcycle outside Tareen’s office exploded as soon as he was about to enter the building.