Explosive-Laden Motorcycle Explosion In Barkhan Leaves 4 Dead, 12 Injured

Explosive-Laden Motorcycle Explosion In Barkhan Leaves 4 Dead, 12 Injured
An explosive-laden motorcycle explosion caused at least four fatalities and 12 injuries in the Balochistan Barkhan district, the police said on Sunday.

According to police, the blast took place in the Rakhni Bazaar area of Barkhan district and the injured have been rushed to a nearby hospital. Whereas, some injured were also being shifted to Dera Ghazi Khan hospital.

The explosion was so powerful that it damaged various cars, motorcycles and shops, said the police.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has expressed concern over the rise in terror attacks in the province and sought a report of the incident from Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo and the inspector-general of police (IG).

PM Shehbaz also directed the provision of the best medical facilities to the injured.

The prime minister also expressed sorrow over the loss of precious lives and said that the terrorists will not be able to escape from the punishment. He also prayed for those who lost their lives in the terror attack.

In a separate statement, Balochistan Chief Minister Bizenjo also condemned the incident. He further said that anti-state elements will not be allowed to succeed.

This is a developing story............


Yesterday, two police personnel embraced martyrdom, and another two were critically injured when a magnetic bomb attached to their vehicle exploded in Balochistan’s Khuzdar district.

Police officials said the magnetic bomb exploded when the vehicle was patrolling near Jhalawan Complex.

Fahad Khosa, Khuzdar’s senior superintendent of police, said, “It was a remote-controlled magnetic explosive that had been mounted to the police vehicle by unknown individuals.”

Three police officers were hurt; one of them eventually passed away in the hospital, while the vehicle’s driver died instantly.

Deputy Inspector General of Police Kalat Range, Pervaiz Khan Umrani, and Khuzdar Deputy Commissioner Ilyas Kibzai reached the site along with police and Frontier Corps officials soon after the bomb exploded in Khuzdar.

Security personnel surrounded the area and moved the injured and deceased to the hospital. Din Muhammad and Abdul Salam were named as the deceased policemen. Saddam and Abdul Latif are among the injured policemen.

To identify the individuals or entities responsible for the bomb attack, security forces have started a search operation in and around Khuzdar town.

Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo has denounced the explosion and ordered the authorities to use every legal means at their disposal to apprehend those responsible.