Chaman DPO killed as convoy comes under attack

Security personnel inspect the site of a blast in Balochistan

Firing was reportedly heard in the area after the blast.

A powerful bomb blast occured near the Friendship Gate on the Pakistan -Afghanistan border in Chaman left six people dead and 13 injured on Wednesday.

The injured, which mostly include police personnel, are being shifted to nearby civil hospital.

Emergency has been declared in the hospitals.

Two other police officials providing security to the DPO were also seriously injured and have been transported to Quetta for medical treatment.

Law enforcement agencies personnel cordoned off the area.

District Police Officer Killa Abdullah Sajid Mohmand, who was critically wounded in the blast, later succumbed to his injuries.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif strongly condemned terrorist attack on police convoy in Chaman in which DPO Chaman embraced martyrdom.

Pakistani Taliban and other militant groups have claimed previous attacks in Chaman.

Balochistan Chief Minister Sanaullah Zahri and Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan condemned the attack.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing in Chaman, which is near the Afghan border town of Spin Boldak.

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