A bomb blasted through a store in a famous market in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan region on Friday, killing at least one person and injuring 20, police said.
The event happened at a sweet store in Kohlu town’s central market.
Asghar Marri, the hospital’s superintendent in Kohlu District Headquarters (DHQ), said that 21 individuals were admitted after the explosion. Ten of them are in serious condition, while one passed away.
He said, “Those who are critical are sent to a hospital in Dera Ghazi Khan city.
Although no one immediately claimed responsibility for the explosives, separatists and militants had been held accountable for similar acts.
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The Balochistan Chief Minister for Home’s Advisor, Mir Zia Langove, said that the first results of the police inquiry pointed to a remote-controlled bomb explosion.
He added that the Bomb Disposal Squad is now on the scene and will shortly determine the kind of detonation.
In Balochistan, terrorist acts, such as suicide bombings and remote-controlled bomb explosions, are a constant threat.