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Pakistan Blast Kills 6, Injures 13 at Pro-Palestinian Rally

Fri 21 May 2021 | 05:24 PM
Omnia Ahmed

A bomb blast killed six people on Friday at a pro-Palestinian rally in southwest Pakistan and wounded 13, including the leader of a hardline religious party that organized the event, police said.

The region's police chief, Jafar Khan, told Reuters that the motorcycle bomb exploded as people dispersed at the end of the rally near the Afghan border in the province of Balochistan.

Moreover, Khan added that the bombing also wounded Maulana Abdul Qadir Luni, a cleric and leader of the religious party, which has a history of supporting Afghan Taliban militants.

No group has claimed responsibility for the blast.

On the other hand, a speeding bus overturned on a highway in Pakistan’s Sindh province on Thursday, killing at least 13 passengers and injuring 32 others.

Media reports revealed that the accident took place on the National Highway near Sukkur, the third-largest city in Sindh province.

The bus was travelling from Multan to Karachi. Most of the passengers were reportedly asleep at the time of the accident, Geo News reported.

The report said the causalities include women and children, adding that the condition of several of the injured is said to be critical.