Sep 28, 2019, 4:50 PM
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Blast kills 2, injures 12 in SW Pakistan

Islamabad, Sept 28, IRNA -- At least two people were killed and twelve others injured in an explosion in south western city of Chaman in Balochistan province on Saturday, local media reported.

Chaman is located near the country's border with Afghanistan.

The blast, which occurred on Taj Road in Chaman, shattered windows in nearby buildings.

According to police officials, the bomb was an improvised explosive device (IED) which was planted in a motorcycle parked on the roadside.

The explosion has left Maulana Hanif, a central leader of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl critically injured. Police say he was the target of the attack.

The injured have been shifted to Civil Hospital Chaman, where an emergency has been declared.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.

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