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Two levies officials among eight injured in Chaman Blast.

Byline: Haseeb Baloch

QUETTA -- Eight people, including Tehsildar Chaman and Risaldar Major of Balochistan levies injured in a motorcycle bomb blast in the border town of Chaman, on Saturday.Official sources said that explosive loaded motorcycle was parked in front of Levies Thana Chaman when went off when the vehicle of levies Risaldar Major and Nasibullah Achakzai and Tehsildar Chaman Abdul Razzaq Tareen reached at Taj road. 'Eight persons including Tehsildar and Risaldar Major got injured.' Assistant Commissioner Chaman said.

Soon after the blast security, forces rushed to the site and cordoned off the area. They shifted injured to district hospital Chaman. 'It was remote control motorcycle blast,' Liaquat Shahwani, the Spokesman for Balochistan government said, adding that the target was Risaldar Major of Balochistan Levies.

However, hospital sources said that Tehsildar and Risaldar Major Levies and other injured are out of danger. No one claimed responsibility of the blast.

Mr. Shahwani strongly condemned the blast and termed the attack foreign conspiracy, and said that they wanted to destroy peace in the area. He said that Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan also condemned the motorcycle blast and asked concerned authorities to submit report to him. Further investigation is underway.

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Author:Haseeb Baloch
Publication:The Balochistan Express (Quetta, Pakistan)
Date:Mar 8, 2020
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