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2022-02-08 12:13:26


At least one person was killed and five others severely injured on Tuesday in a grenade blast in Balochistan’s Dera Murad Jamali town.

According to the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) spokesperson, a hand grenade was hurled at a bus stand by unidentified attackers in the evening.

Police teams and the bomb disposal squad reached the blast site after being informed about the incident, cordoned off the area to collect evidence.

Further investigation into the incident is currently underway.

Last week, the security forces completed the clearance operations which were launched after terrorists attacked their camps in Panjgur and Naushki districts of the province.

Twenty terrorists were killed during the operations while nine security personnel embraced martyrdom, military’s media wing, the ISPR, said in a statement.

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“Both [of the] attacks were repulsed successfully by the prompt response from troops at both locations,” it said.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Imran Khan, while paying tribute to the troops who foiled attacks on security installations in Balochistan, said no acts of terror can deter the Pakistani nation from moving forward as it was very strong and resilient.

Addressing officers and jawans of the Frontier Corps and Pakistan Rangers in Nushki, the prime minister vowed to give a befitting response to the terrorists who were trying to hamper the pace of progress, particularly in Balochistan.

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, federal ministers and senior commanders were also present on the occasion.

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