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QUETTA: A schoolteacher was killed and his young son injured in an explosion in Mastung, police said on Monday.

The teacher, who was identified as Abdul Rauf, was on his way to a graveyard for offering Fateha on the grave of his brother along with his son late on Sunday night when a bomb placed on the roadside exploded in Khandwa area.

Sources said that the bomb was detonated by remote control.

“The schoolteacher died on the spot receiving fatal wounds while his son got injured in the blast,” a police officer said.

Police and personnel of Frontier Corps rushed to the site and shifted the body and the injured to the district hospital in Mastung.

Police said Rauf’s brother was gunned down last week.

Police said the incident appeared to be an outcome of old enmity.

Published in Dawn, September 4th, 2018