This is the district's second significant explosion this month...
Digital Desk: A bomb went off outside a mosque as people were assembling for an event to commemorate the birthday of Prophet Muhammad, killing at least 34 people, including a DSP, and injuring 130 more. The alleged suicide bombing occurred at an event for Eid Miladun Nabi. This is the district's second significant explosion this month. Nawaz Gashkori, the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) for Mastung, who was on duty throughout the rally, was among the deceased.
The injured are being sent to a medical facility as an emergency has been declared in the hospitals, according to Station House Officer (SHO) Javed Lehri. According to Mastung Assistant Commissioner Atta Ul Munim, the explosion, which appears to be "massive" in scope, occurred near the Madina Mosque. According to Geo News, he stated that the participants will subsequently be required to take part in a march.
Nawaz Gashkori, the deputy superintendent of police (DSP) in Mastung, was reportedly among the fatalities, according to the district administration. According to Provincial Caretaker Information Minister Jan Achakzai, those who were severely injured in the explosion are being shifted to Quetta, where an emergency has been declared at all of the city's hospitals.
According to a statement from his spokesperson, Maqbool Baqar, the interim chief minister of Sindh, has denounced the explosion. According to the statement, the chief minister referred to those responsible for the murder of innocent people as "enemies of humanity."
Leader of Jamiat Ulema-i-Pakistan (JUP), Maulana Owais Noorani, expressed his profound grief upon hearing of the deaths and injuries in a post on X. The political leader called those responsible for the explosion "wretched beasts" while serving as the prime minister's special assistant in the previous government.
Recently, an explosion in Balochistan's Mastung area injured up to 11 persons, including Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) leader Hafiz Hamdullah. Video footage from a mobile phone showed a bloodied Hamdullah being held up by two shooters as he spoke. Attaul Muneem, the assistant commissioner of Mastung, informed Dawn that the incident injured 11 people.