Friday, May 12, 2017

Pakistan: Roadside bomb kills 20+

(Mastung) A roadside blast targeting the deputy leader of the country's senate has killed at least 20 people and wounded up to 35 others.

The explosion took place near a local mosque shortly after Friday prayers and occurred as Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri's  convoy was exiting the mosque. Haideri, spoke briefly to the media, sayibg he had suffered minor injuries but was otherwise fine:
“I am alive, Allah has saved my life, it was a sudden blast, broken pieces of the windscreen hit me, I am injured but safe. The driver and other people sitting next to me were badly injured.”
The majority of those injured and killed were party workers of the right-wing religious party, ‘Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl’.