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Pakistani police: 15 killed in bombing that wounded lawmaker

Pakistani police: 15 killed in bombing that wounded lawmaker

A "huge" explosion in Pakistan's restive southwestern Balochistan province that apparently targeted a top official's convoy killed at least ten people and wounded "many" others, police told AFP Friday. The blast occurred in the town of Mastung, 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the provincial capital, Quetta.

Earlier: A bomb attack in south-western Pakistan has killed 15 people and wounded up to 35 others, including the deputy leader of the country's senate, police said.

Senior police officer Abdul Razzaq Cheema said that 30-40 people were injured. Citing sources, Geo TV said Haideri has been shifted to the Civil hospital. Haideri had received minor injuries in the blast but was otherwise fine, The Dawn news reported.

Haideri's political party, the pro-Taliban Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam, has hundreds of Islamic Sunni seminaries throughout Baluchistan.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

President Mamnoon Hussain Friday condemned the attack on the motorcade of Deputy Chairman Senate Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haidery in Mastung.

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The powerful explosion damaged several vehicles in the convoy, news channels reported.

The District Police Officer Mastung, Ghazanfar Ali, said Haideri escaped as he was not sitting in the vehicle when the blast took place.

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — The Islamic State group said it carried out a brazen suicide attack on a Pakistani lawmaker in southwest Baluchistan province on Friday that killed 25 people despite a protracted crackdown on the assortment of militant groups operating in Pakistan.

Rabbani said that it was suicide attack which targeted Haideri. "There are many casualties as there were many people in the convoy", he told Reuters.

Meanwhile, the Balochistan government has launched a probe into the attack.

A judicial report released after an attack on the province's lawyers left more than 70 dead criticised security provisions in the region and called for increased clampdowns on extremists.

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