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Deadly blast in Balochistan - IS took responsibility

Fri, 12.05.2017 13:56



A bomb explosion targeting a senior politician in southwestern Pakistan has killed at least 25 people and wounded 37 others, medical officials say.

The blast took place in the town of Mastung, about 50km south of Balochistan provincial capital Quetta, shortly after the end of Friday prayers, according to a government spokesman.

Senate Deputy Chairman Abdul Ghafoor Haideri escaped the attack with light wounds, medical officials said, but his driver and another aide in the same vehicle were killed.

"He was wounded by the blast but someone who was sitting next to him, and his driver were both killed," said Dr Sher Ahmed, the government's district health chief in Mastung, while confirming the death toll.

Haideri received "light wounds from broken glass", according to Dr Shafi Zaidi, chief of the local hospital where the senator was initially treated.

Later became that responsibility for blast was taken by so-called Islamic state.

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Source: Al Jazeera

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