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In Pakistan’s volatile Baluchistan province, two distinct bomb attacks resulted in at least three fatalities—including a police officer—and twenty injuries, according to authorities on Tuesday.

In the first instance, a blast at a mosque in the Kuchlak neighbourhood of the province’s Quetta district on Monday resulted in the death of a policeman and the injuries of fifteen others.

According to a police spokesman, “people were offering Maghrib prayers at the mosque when the explosion took place.”

In a different instance, a bombing on Monday at Umar Farooq Chowk in Khuzdar town resulted in the deaths of two persons and the injuries of five more.

According to a top police official, the explosion happened when people were in the market, including women and children.

The senior official reported, “Police and other law enforcement forces rushed to the explosion site and shifted the bodies and injured to Khuzdar Teaching Hospital. Two people have been killed and five others injured in the explosion.”
= Officials from the Bomb Disposal Squad were hard at work looking into both locations. According to preliminary investigations, both explosions were caused by improvised explosive devices (IEDs), which were planted on motorcycles and parked close to the mosque and Umar Farooq Chowk.

The official stated, “It appears that a remote control was used to detonate the motorcycle IEDs.”

Although no banned group has so far taken credit for the explosions, there has been a spike in terrorist and banned group attacks in the province where security personnel are stationed in recent weeks of this year.

The outlawed Baluchistan Liberation Army claims to have carried out three significant terror attacks in the province in the last few weeks, targeting Mach town, Gwadar port, and a naval facility in Turbat. During these operations, security forces are said to have killed about seventeen insurgents.

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