Sun. Nov 27th, 2022

At least one person was killed and 14 others injured after unidentified thugs threw a hand grenade at a roadside stall selling Pakistani national flags in volatile Balochistan province.

So far no militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack. (Image for representation)

At least one person was killed and 14 others, including two children, injured when unidentified thugs threw a hand grenade at a roadside stall selling Pakistani national flags in the troubled Baluchistan province, a news report said in the Friday.

The incident occurred Thursday night in the Quetta Joint Highway area when unknown motorcyclists threw the grenade at stalls selling national flags and other decorative items ahead of Independence Day on August 14, The newspaper reported. Express Tribune.

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Police said one person was killed in the attack.

“There are at least 14 other injuries, including two children, and all have been taken to hospital. Doctors say the condition of the injured is stable,” the report said.

So far no militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Resource-rich Baluchistan, which borders Iran and Afghanistan, is home to a long-standing violent insurgency.

Baloch insurgent groups have previously carried out several attacks on the $60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects.

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