SIBI: At least five people were killed and several injured after a bomb exploded on Sibi Prison Road, Geo News reported on Tuesday.
Police said 29 injured were taken to Sibi District Hospital, while the medical director confirmed that three bodies were also taken to medical facilities.
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 in the explosion, six members of the federal army, 10 police officers and three civilians were injured. All were transferred to the Municipal People’s Hospital.
MS further stated that the condition of the three injured persons is critical. In addition, all hospitals and medical facilities in the region have implemented a medical emergency.
Law enforcement agencies, on the other hand, have cordoned off the area and have turned to the bomb squad for help.
Police said the nature of the explosion could not be determined at this time, but an investigation was ongoing.
Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo condemned the blast and said terrorists were trying to destroy 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 ensure that all conspiracies to hinder Balochistan’s development are planned.