Remote control blast in Chaman claims two lives

CHAMAN: At least two people died after a remote control blast hit the vehicle of a tribal head in Gulistan Bazaar, the reports say here on Monday.

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The police officials and rescue workers rushed immediately to the scene. The initial reports suggest that it was a remote control bomb blast fixed inside a motorcycle parked there.

“A tribal head’s car was hit by the remote control blast,” said the police, adding that two citizens fell injured.

The fear spread in the adjoining areas following remote control blast in Gulistan Bazaar.

On Sunday, at least nine persons were injured in a blast that took place near Levies Line in the Chaman area. The blast took place on Taj Road located just a few kilometers from the country’s border with Afghanistan. The blast was directed at the Levies Risaldar Maj Naseebullah, who remained safe. He was traveling in his car, along with his security guards when the explosion occurred.

The initial reports said that the bomb was planted in a motorcycle.

Rescue officials rushed to the scene and shifted the injured to the hospital. Heavy contingents of law enforcement agencies reached and cordoned off the area.

Officials of bomb disposable squad rushed to the spot and started gathering exploded fragments to ascertain the type and intensity of the explosion.

The impact of the blast broke the windows of nearby shops and vehicles the police officials added. Balochistan government spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani condemned the bomb blast.

In a statement, Shahwani said an emergency had been imposed at the Chaman hospital to provide immediate relief to the injured. He said Chaman tehsildar and a Levies risaldar were targeted in the attack. Both of them, Shahwani said, suffered minor injuries. Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan has directed relevant officials to submit a report on the blast.

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