Islamabad – More than 20 people were killed and over 30 injured in a suicide attack targeting the convoy of the deputy chairman of Pakistan’s Senate Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri in Mastung district of southwestern Balochistan province on Friday.

Police chief Mohammad Ghazanfar told reporters that Deputy Chairman Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri was injured in the attack, adding that initial reports suggest that 20 to 25 people have been killed in the blast, which was the act of a suicide bomber.

The bomber, he added, blew up himself near the convoy of Maulana Haideri who was on his way to provincial capital Quetta after attending a graduation ceremony at a women’s seminary in Mastung, located some 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Quetta.

The district administration, for its part, imposed emergency in all the hospitals in Quetta and Mastung, calling in additional medical staff. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency

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