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Balochistan Party Leader, 2 More People Killed in Bomb Blast in Pakistan - Reports

© AFP 2023 / Banaras KHANAmbulance, Balochistan province, Pakistan
Ambulance, Balochistan province, Pakistan - Sputnik International
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - According to the police, the explosion took place near the capital of Balochistan's Qilla Abdullah District. The improvised explosive device was planted on a motorcycle, parked on a roadside. The powerful blast smashed windows in nearby buildings.

At least three people, including a local party leader and a child, were killed in a bomb blast in the Pakistani province of Balochistan, near the border with Afghanistan, on Saturday, the Dawn newspaper reported, citing police.

Among those killed are a leader of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl party, Maulana Muhammad Hanif, who succumbed to his wounds on the way to the hospital, and a 12-year-old child. More than a dozen people sustained injuries.

​Police believe that Hanif was the target of the attack.

No militant group has reportedly claimed responsibility for the bomb blast.

On Saturday, Afghanistan held a presidential election, which was marred by a number of Taliban-claimed attacks. In the run-up to the vote, Pakistan partly closed crossing border points with the neighbouring country to boost security.

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