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4 policemen killed in Balochistan bombing

IANS  |  Islamabad 

At least four policemen were killed and 12 others injured in a blast targeting a police vehicle near a mosque in city of Pakistan's province, officials said.

The explosion took place on Monday night in the city's Mini Market area shortly after the police van arrived at the mosque to provide security to the people offering prayers.

The Tehreek-e (TTP) claimed responsibility for the blast, just days after its group claimed the attack on the police guarding Pakistan's oldest in

"The police vehicle carrying personnel for mosque security was targeted in the blast in which our four personnel of (RRG) lost their lives, while the condition of another was stated to be serious," told the Dawn newspaper.

He said the bomb was planted in a motorcycle parked close the police vehicle near the mosque in the It was detonated with a

Many vehicles parked in the area were damaged and windowpanes of nearby buildings were shattered due to the impact of the powerful bombing though the mosque remained safe, the report said.

Security forces cordoned off the area and launched a to trace the elements involved in the blast.

This was the second major terror attack in within the last three days, as on Saturday a luxury hotel in Gwadar was targeted by gunmen. Five people were killed in the incident.



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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 14:40 IST