New Delhi: At least one person was killed and 14 people, including two children, were injured in a grenade blast in Pakistan’s Balochistan province. The injured are being treated at a nearby hospital. The incident took place on Thursday night in the Joint Road area of Quetta.
According to reports, the attack was carried out by unidentified assailants at a roadside shop. According to a report in The Express Tribune newspaper, unidentified motorcyclists hurled grenades at stalls selling Pakistan’s national flag and other decorations on August 14, ahead of the Independence Day.
Police said one person died in the attack. At least 14 others, including two children, are injured and all of them were taken to hospital. According to news agency PTI, doctors say that the condition of the injured is stable.
So far no militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack. The resource-rich Balochistan, bordering Iran and Afghanistan, remains the center of a long-running violent insurgency. Baloch insurgent groups have carried out several attacks in the past targeting the $60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects.