3 killed, 19 wounded in blast inside Quetta mosque ahead of Friday prayers
[DAWN] At least three people were killed and 19 were maimed in a blast inside Rehmania mosque in Quetta's Pashtoonabad area during Friday prayers, according to Civil Hospital medical superintendent (MS) Dr Saleem Abro.
The injured were shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta.
Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Quetta Abdul Razzaq Cheema confirmed the casualties and said that the attack was carried out through an improvised bomb (IED). According to Cheema, the blast occurred before Friday prayers started.
There has been no claim of responsibility as yet.
The DIG said that out of 618 mosques, 100 have been provided with security. He added that 1,500 police officials have been posted across the city.
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani condemned the blast and summoned a report on the incident. He expressed grief over the deaths and multiple injuries caused by the blast.
"Those who make innocent people the target of terrorism in this blessed month and on this blessed day deserve a severe punishment," he said, while ordering security measures in the city to be further strengthened.
Posted by: Fred 2019-05-25