One dead, 7 injured in blast in Balochistan
One person lost his life and seven were injured when an explosive went off outside a shopping mall in the Awaran district of Pakistan's Balochistan province on Saturday, police said, Qazet.az reports according to Pakistani paper "Dawn".
Ali Akbar, an official of the Awaran police station, said that early investigations suggest that the blast was caused by an improvised explosive device (IED).
He added that the wounded, which include women and children, have been taken to the District Headquarters Hospital.
Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo, in a statement issued immediately after the blast, condemned the incident and extended condolences for the deceased.
“Cowardly terrorists targeted innocent children and other citizens including women. The people of Balochistan look at these perpetrators with hatred,” Bizenjo said, adding that terrorists who “create an atmosphere of terror” were the enemies of the province.