Two killed, dozens injured in Kohlu blast


At least two people were killed and 20 injured in a blast in the main market of Balochistan’s Kohlu district on Friday.

According to Levies sources, the explosion took place inside a sweet shop in the market.

The injured were rushed to Kohlu district headquarters hospital for medical treatment and the doctors described the condition of five of the injured people as serious.

Police and frontier corps personnel reached the area immediately after the explosion was heard and an investigation into the incident is currently underway. However, the nature of the blast is yet to be confirmed.

Provincial Home Minister Mir Ziaullah Langove condemned the blast and directed the deputy commissioner to submit a report in this regard.

According to the medical superintendent of the Kohlu District Headquarters Hospital, Asghar Marri, more than 21 patients were brought to the facility.

“If the condition of the injured worsens, they will be shifted to Multan,” he added.

On Friday afternoon, a suicide bomb blast was reported in a rural neighbourhood of Mardan district, the police confirmed.

According to regional police officer, Muhammad Ali Khan, no casualties were reported. “The suicide bomber killed himself in the blast,” he told reporters after visiting the site.

The official said that the police and bomb disposal unit had started investigating the incident, while security in the region had also been beefed up.

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