Bomb near Pakistani mosque kills 52, injures 130.

In Karachi, a tragic incident occurred on Friday, where a suicide blast near a mosque in Pakistan’s Balochistan province claimed the lives of at least 52 individuals and left over 130 others injured. The explosion took place as people were gathering for a rally to celebrate the birthday of Prophet Muhammad near Madina Mosque in the Mastung district, as reported by various media outlets.

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Among the victims was Mastung’s Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Nawaz Gashkori, who was on duty for the rally. The explosion, described as a “suicide blast,” occurred next to the DSP’s car, according to City Station House Officer (SHO) Mohammad Javed Lehri.

In response to the tragedy, emergency measures were put in place at medical facilities to accommodate the injured, with some individuals in critical condition, as stated by Dr. Saeed Mirwani, the chief executive officer of Shaheed Nawab Ghous Bakhsh Raisani Memorial Hospital.

Balochistan’s interim Information Minister, Jan Achakzai, disclosed that rescue teams were dispatched to Mastung, and critically injured individuals were being transferred to Quetta. An emergency was declared in all hospitals to manage the situation effectively.

Jan Achakzai also expressed concerns about external influences attempting to disrupt religious tolerance and peace in Balochistan, describing the explosion as “unbearable.” Caretaker Chief Minister Ali Mardan Domki directed authorities to apprehend those responsible for the blast.

Interim Interior Minister Sarfraz Ahmed Bugti strongly condemned the blast, emphasizing the need for swift action in response to this tragic event.

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