Mastung blast: Three-day mourning announced in Balochistan
The purpose of the mourning is to express solidarity with the families of the martyrs, Balochistan Govt.
Mastung: In the wake of the tragic suicide blast in Mastung that claimed the lives of 20 individuals, including DSP Nawaz Gashguri, the Balochistan government has declared a three-day period of mourning.
The announcement was made by John Achakzai, the caretaker information minister of the province, in accordance with the directives of the chief minister.
The primary objective of this mourning period is to demonstrate solidarity with the grieving families who lost their loved ones in this devastating incident.
The explosion, which occurred near the Eid Milad-ul-Nabi procession on Al-Falah Road in Mastung, resulted in extensive damage and a significant number of casualties among the procession participants.
Photographs from the scene captured the severity of the explosion, with at least 10 bodies visible in the vicinity, further underscoring the gravity of the tragedy.
The three-day mourning period will serve as a somber and solemn period for the province to collectively grieve and pay respects to the victims of this heart-wrenching event.
Mosque roof collapses during Friday prayers in Hangu
The incident claimed two deaths and caused several injuries.
Hangu: A tragic incident unfolded during Friday prayers in Hangu as the roof of a mosque, situated near the Doaba police station, collapsed following an explosion.
The calamity resulted in the loss of two lives and left numerous individuals injured.
This small mosque, located in proximity to the police station, has a seating capacity for approximately 70 to 80 worshippers.
According to the Station House Officer (SHO), a loud explosion rocked the mosque during the second sermon of the Friday prayers, causing a section of the mosque's roof and structure to cave in.
Initial reports confirm the recovery of two deceased individuals from the debris, while others remain trapped beneath the rubble.
Rescue operations are currently underway to extricate those still buried under the wreckage.
In the aftermath of the explosion, the area was promptly cordoned off by security forces, and an emergency response was activated at the District Hospital Hangu to attend to the injured and coordinate relief efforts.
Further investigations are ongoing to determine the cause of the explosion.
Security forces foils infiltration attempt by TTP terrorists
Three TTP terrorists were killed, 4 soldiers martyred during the operation.
Zhob: In a swift operation near the Pakistan-Afghan border in Zhob, security forces successfully thwarted an attempt by Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terrorists to infiltrate Pakistan from Afghanistan.
This operation carried out in coordination with the Pakistan Army's Public Relations Department, ISPR, resulted in the neutralization of three terrorists, with several others sustaining injuries.
According to ISPR, the TTP terrorists were attempting to cross from Afghanistan into Pakistan near Sambaza.
During the encounter, three terrorists were killed, while a few others were injured as a result of the security forces' swift response.
Unfortunately, the operation came at a cost, with four valiant soldiers of the Pakistan Army laying down their lives.
Among the martyred soldiers were Havaldar Sattar, Lance Naik Sher Azam, Lance Naik Adnan, and Sepoy Nadeem, who exhibited immense bravery and dedication in the line of duty.
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