Two children killed in Bolan roadside bomb blast

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Two children killed in Bolan roadside bomb blast

QUETTA: Two children — aged 10 and 12 years — were killed in a roadside bomb blast in the Bolan district of Balochistan on Saturday, police officials confirmed.

The roadside bomb went off in the Mach area of Bolan, the officials noted, leaving two children dead including 10-year-old Babar and 12-year-old Ahmed Jan.

The powerful explosion occurred near shops located behind a police station on Jail Road in Bolan’s Mach area, they added, with no group taking responsibility of the attack so far.

According to police, the explosive material was installed on a handcart. The glass windows of nearby buildings shattered due to the intensity of the blast.

Police shifted the bodies of the deceased children to the civil hospital and summoned the bomb disposal squad (BDS) for collecting more evidence.

Earlier in the month, at least seven people including three children had sustained wounds in an explosion targeting police personnel took place on Peshawar’s Warsak Road.

The terrorists had targeted the Machnigate Police Station’s mobile vehicle was on routine patrol when the bomb exploded.

Despite rendering matchless sacrifices in the war against terrorism, Pakistan has witnessed a spike in terror attacks during the outgoing year 2023, with outlawed groups remaining active.

Hundreds of civilians and armed forces’ personnel have lost their lives to militant attacks throughout the year, while August was the most deadly the nation suffered 99 attacks claiming 112 lives.

At the recent Corps Commander Conference, the military’s top brass had also expressed concerns over sanctuaries and liberty of action available to the terrorists of proscribed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and other groups of that ilk in a neighboring country and availability of latest weapons to the terrorists.