Journalist, Two Others Killed In Khuzdar Blast

The Khuzdar Press Club president was targeted in the blast when he was on his way to university from his residence.

Journalist, Two Others Killed In Khuzdar Blast

A remote-controlled bomb in Khuzdar killed at least three people, including journalist Mohammad Siddiq Mengal, authorities said Friday. 

Mengal, a local senior journalist and president of the Khuzdar Press Club, was targeted in the attack while he was on his way to university from his home, according to a police officer.

At least eight more people were also injured as a result of the blast. 

Two of those injured in the incident eventually died from their injuries, bringing the total number of deaths to three, police said.

According to the authorities, the remote-controlled detonation was carried out on the Sultan Ibrahim Khan Road on the National Highway. 

This is not the first time Mengal has been targeted by assailants. 

Police claimed the journalist, who worked for a local daily, evaded an assassination attempt a few months ago. 

The attack on the journalist occurred as the globe commemorated Press Freedom Day today.

Balochistan Home Minister Mir Ziaullah Langau strongly condemned the Khuzdar blast and summoned a report from the authorities concerned.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif also condemned the attack and expressed grief over the assassination of the journalist.