International Desk : At least 52 people have been killed and more than 50 were injured in a suicide blast near a mosque in Balochistan of Pakistan on Friday.
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City Station House Officer (SHO) Mohammad Javed Lehri said a police official was among the dead.
Shahi clarified that the higher number was because of double entries from two hospitals, and that the number of the injured was 50.
CEO Dr Mirwani said that 28 bodies have been brought to the hospital so far, while six were taken to the Mastung district hospital.
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He said dozens were being treated at the hospital while more than 20 injured people have been referred to Quetta for medical assistance. “The process of moving bodies and injured persons continues even now,” the hospital CEO said.
Earlier, Mastung Assistant Commissioner (AC) Attahul Munim said 15 people were killed due to the explosion while more than 50 were injured.
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He added that the explosion took place when people were gathering for an Eid-i-Miladun Nabi procession near Madina Masjid at Alfalah Road.
The Mastung AC stated that the blast took place by the car of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Nawaz Gishkori who was to remain on the sidelines of the procession.
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SHO Lehri said the explosion was a “suicide blast”.
Unverified images and videos emerging in the aftermath of the blast showed a number of bloodied corpses and what looked like severed limbs strewn about as onlookers assessed the damage.
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