Local News Chaman, CHAMAN
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Blast in Pakistani border town kills at least 5, injures 20.
A blast rips through Pakistani town of Chaman with Afghanistan border, killing at least five people and wounding 20 others.
SHOTLIST: CHAMAN, PAKISTAN (AUGUST 10, 2020) (VNA – ACCESS ALL)
- DESTROYED MOTORCYCLES/SECURITY PERSONNEL EXAMINING BIKES
- VARIOUS OF MOTOTCYCLES LYING ON GROUND
- RELATIVES HELPING INJURED MAN FROM STRETCHER TO BED
- VARIOUS OF PEOPLE GATHERED AT WARD AND INJURED ON BEDS
STORY: At least five people were killed and 20 others wounded after a blast took place at a main street in Pakistani town of Chaman with Afghanistan border on Monday (August 10).
The explosion ripped through Mall Road and the wounded were moved to the Civil Hospital.
According to police, unidentified attackers had planted an improvised explosive device in a motorbike that was parked on the roadside.
The officials said the target was a vehicle of the Anti-Narcotics Force.
Prime Minister Imran Khan, in a statement, condemned the incident and expressed grief for the lives lost.
Chaman is a city located in Baluchistan Province. It is situated just south of the Chaman border crossing with the neighbouring Kandahar Province of Afghanistan
Pakistan’s southwestern province of Baluchistan, where Baloch rebels are causing a low key insurgency for resources, has recently seen a surge in terrorist attacks. Last month at least one person was killed, while seven were injured in an explosion in a bazar in Turbat.
In May, seven soldiers, including a junior commissioned officer, were killed in a bomb blast and an exchange of fire with militants.