At least two people were killed and four others sustained injuries in an explosion following a rally in Quetta on Friday, officials said. Reports suggest the explosives were planted on a motorcycle near the DC Office on Anscomb Road of the Balochistan capital.
Governor Amanullah Khan Yasinzai, while strongly condemning the blast, said that the nefarious motives of the terrorists will be foiled with national integrity. He urged the law enforcement agencies to take stern action against the elements involved in the incident and directed the authorities concerned to provide all medical facilities to the injured.
Balochistan Home Minister Mir Ziaullah Langove, while condemning the heinous incident, sought report from the authorities concerned within 24 hours. He said that anti-national elements are carrying out cowardly acts to spoil the peace of the province, adding that all resources will be utilised to bring the terrorists to justice. Earlier today, at least 16 people were injured in another blast in Sibbi with initial reports suggesting that the incident occurred soon after a similar rally was held in the city. The explosives were reportedly planted on a motorcycle. According to police, personnel of the law enforcement agencies cordoned off the area and started a search operation.