Karachi, Jul 10 (PTI) A senior Pakistani police official was among three persons killed today when a motorcycle-borne suicide attacker targeted his vehicle in the country’s restive Balochistan province.
Eleven people were also injured in the attack.
Although initial reports suggested the blast was caused by an Improvised Explosive Device, sources later said it was a suicide attack targeting the vehicle.
The blast took place in Chaman city in Balochistan located near the Afghan town of Spin Boldak.
District Police Officer (DPO) Killa Abdullah Sajid Mohmand, who was critically wounded in the blast, succumbed to his injuries in the hospital.
“The DPO, his guard and a civilian were killed while another 11 people were injured,” police spokesman Shazada Farhat said.
Farhat said police found a badly destroyed motorcycle at site of the blast.
An emergency has been declared in hospitals and law enforcement and rescue officials have been dispatched to the site of the incident.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has strongly condemned terrorist attack on police convoy.
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar and Balochistan Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Ahmed Bugti also condemned the attack.
Nisar sought a report probing the incident.
Chaman is considered a sensitive town in Balochistan as it shares a border with Afghanistan’s volatile Kandahar province.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.