Blast wounds at least 19 in Khuzdar

May 12, 2014

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A police officer told Dawn.com that 19 people including police personnel were injured in the hand-held bomb attack aimed at a checkpost. – File Photo
A police officer told Dawn.com that 19 people including police personnel were injured in the hand-held bomb attack aimed at a checkpost. – File Photo

QUETTA: At least 19 people were injured in a blast in Balochistan's Khuzdar district late on Sunday night, police said.

Majeed Marri, a police official told Dawn.com that armed militants hurled a hand-held bomb at a police checkpost in Chakar Khan Road area of Khuzdar.

He said 19 people including police personnel were injured in the attack, having no information about the number of police personnel.

“The militants sped away on their motorcycle after the attack,” Marri said. He said the blast also damaged the police checkpost.

The injured were rushed to Civil Hospital Khuzdar for medical treatment. Emergency was imposed in the hospital to treat the injured.

Majeed Marri said the blast also left civilians walking close to the checkpost.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast. However, police suspect Baloch separatists could be behind the attack.