Sunday Dec 13, 2020
RAWALPINDI: At least 25 people were injured in an explosion on Sunday near Rawalpindi's Ganj Mandi Police Station.
According to police officials, the incident took place outside of a filtration plant.
Three people are reportedly in a critical condition according to Rescue 1122, while 19 others had to be shifted to the District Headquarter Hospital in Rawalpindi. Three people who sustained minor injuries due to the blast were given first aid on the spot.
Police said it immediately reached the site of the blast to carry out further investigation. Initially, it was thought that a cylinder exploded to cause the blast, but it was later ruled out.
Commenting on the incident, City Police Officer (CPO) Rawalpindi Muhammad Ahsan Younas said that even though an investigation is currently underway, a terrorist plot cannot be ruled out as civilians were targeted. He said it is being ascertained whether a timed device was used or a grenade.
"According to the initial probe, some people riding a motorcycle were involved, but we are further looking into the matter," he said. "We have also applied security measures at the DHQ Hospitals.