At least three people including a leader of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) Maulana Mohammad Hanif lost his life a low-intensity blast in Balochistan province’s Chaman City.
According to police, the blast took place in front of the JUI-F leader’s office, wounding 17 others.Police said that the JUI-F leader succumbed to his injuries when he was being shifted to Quetta.
Police said that explosive material was planted inside a motorcycle on roadside, adding that due to the intensity of the blast, windows of several nearby buildings shattered.
Four wounded have been shifted to a nearby hospital, added rescue sources.
JUI-F Chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman condemned the bomb blast, saying that he was deeply aggrieved due to the death of his party’s leader.
Mohammad Hanif was rushed to the hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Heavy contingents of the law enforcement agencies cordoned off the whole area in order to continue relief activities smoothly in the affected zone.
Maulana Mohammad Haneef was a sincere leader,” said Fazl-ur-Rehman, calling the incident a conspiracy against peace.