Map shows Khuzdar district in Balochistan, where Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz's (PML-N) convoy was attacked.—Google Map image

QUETTA: At least four people were killed, including the son of the provincial chief of the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) Sanaullah Zehri, when a blast targeted his convoy in restive Balochistan’s Khuzdar district.

The bomb blast, which shook the PML-N leader’s convoy in Anjira area of Khuzdar district, also claimed the lives of his brother, nephew, and personal guard.

Zehri, however, managed to stay unharmed.

According to Levies officials, Zehri’s convoy was targeted through a remote-controlled bomb, which was planted below Ghat Pul (bridge) area of Anjira. The blast has destroyed the bridge and five vehicles in convoy of Sardar Zehri, said the officials.

The dead included Mir Sikandar Zehri, the son, Mehrullah Zehri brother, Mir Zaid Zehri nephew and personal guard of Sardar Sanaullah Zehri, they added.

Levies officials said the PML-N leader was going from Khuzdar to Anjira to participate in an election campaign gathering when his convoy was attacked. The blast was followed by firing.

More than two dozen people were said to be injured, who were shifted to Khuzdar District Headquarter hospital for emergency treatment.

The injured also included PML-N workers, relatives and Zehri’s security staff.

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