Five killed, several injured in Sibi Jail Road blast

Police say 29 injured people have been shifted to district hospital of Sibi; LEAs summon bomb disposal squad

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Cops stand near a crime scene in Pakistan. Photo: file
Cops stand near a crime scene in Pakistan. Photo: file 

SIBI: A bomb explosion at Sibi Jail Road killed at least five people and injured several others, Geo News reported on Tuesday.

Police said that 29 injured people were rushed to the district hospital of Sibi, while the medical superintendent confirmed that three dead bodies were also brought to the medical facility.

According to the police, the martyred soldiers were identified as Hawaldar Lateef, Naik Waheed, Seopy Jalil, Sepoy Aftab, and Sepoy Habib Ullah.

They further added that during the blast, six Federal Corps personnel,  10 policemen, and three civilians sustained injuries. All of them have been shifted to the city's civil hospital.  

The MS further stated that the condition of the three injured is critical. Moreover, a medical emergency has been enforced in all the hospitals and medical facilities in the district.

On the other hand, the law enforcement agencies have cordoned off the area and have sought assistance from the bomb disposal squad.

Police said that the nature of the blast cannot be ascertained right now, however, an investigation is currently underway.

Chief Minister Balochistan Abdul Quddus Bizenjo condemned the blast and said that terrorists tried to sabotage Sibi's historic mela (fair).

"This act of terrorism is a conspiracy against the hard-working people of Sibi," he said, adding that the provincial government will make sure to hatch all conspiracies which are impeding the development of Balochistan.