Two killed in Panjgur blast

Published March 15, 2019
Officials in the hospital said that majority of the people received burn injuries.— Reuters/File
Officials in the hospital said that majority of the people received burn injuries.— Reuters/File

GWADAR: Two people were killed and 11 others injured in a bomb blast in Panjgur town on Thursday.

Police said the blast occurred in the busy Cheetkan Bazaar.

After the blast many motorcycles and vehicles parked in the market caught fire. Some shops in the market were damaged by the explosion.

Panjgur DPO Jamil Ahmed Bajoi told Dawn that the two victims were burnt to death, adding that they were sitting in a car which caught fire after the blast.

Most of the injured were passers-by.

The injured were taken to the district hospital where sources said three of them were in serious condition.

Officials in the hospital said that majority of the people received burn injuries.

The deceased were identified as Abdul Ghaffar and Pazeer Ahmed. They both belonged to Panjgur.

Nine of the injured were identified as Abdul Razzaq, Abdullah, Jahanzeb, Umid Ali, Dur Mohammad, Abdul Aleem, Zahid Tahir, Noor Ahmed and Badal Khan.

Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani condemned the blast in Panjgur and expressed sorrow over the loss of human lives.

In a statement, he said that such attacks could not force the government and people to bow down before terrorists.

Published in Dawn, March 15th, 2019

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