Blast in Chaman, three including JUI-F leader killed

CHAMAN, Pakistan: The Country’s southwestern volatile Balochistan province once again witnessed a powerful blast on Saturday afternoon, which caused deaths to at least three persons including a local leader of Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam Fazl (JUI-F).

More than a dozen persons were also injured in the blast which occurred on Taj Road in Chaman, the Capital of Balochistan’s Qilla Abdullah District.

The dead included the JUI-F local leader Maulana Muhammad Hanif and a 12-year-old child besides another person.

The injured persons were transported to the Civil Hospital in Chaman.

The bomb was planted on a motorcycle, and it was so powerful that it shattered windows in nearby houses and buildings.

In a statement, the JUI-F Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman strongly condemned the Chaman blast. He said that it was a deep conspiracy to target the JUI-F leadership.