KALAT: At a time when Balochistan is reeling from floods caused by torrential monsoon rains, militants detonated an improvised explosive device at the working site of Pakistan Petroleum Limited on the outskirts of Kalat, killing one local employee and inflicting injuries on another, on Wednesday.

The attack by unidentified men came on a day when a moderate earthquake jolted the district and its surrounding areas.

Levies officials said the blast took place in the Sheikhri area, on the outskirts of Kalat town, near PPL working site. An improvised explosive device planted at the site went off when work was in progress.

Meanwhile, a moderate intensity earthquake hit parts of Kalat district.

According to meteorological department, the quake intensity was 4.7 on the Richter scale and the epicenter was south east of Kalat.

Published in Dawn, September 1st, 2022

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