Several people were injured in an explosion that took place on Friday at the Gol chowk in Balochistan province’s Dera Bugti district.

The blast occurred near a mosque as people were leaving its premises after offering Friday prayers.

Several people were injured in the explosion, including Member National Assembly Mir Ahmadan Bugti and one of his sons.

The injured were shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment. Conditions of some among the injured were stated to be critical.

The explosion caused damage to shops and vehicles in the area and created panic among residents.

Levies sources said a remote-controlled bomb was used in the explosion and the target of the attack of Bugti, a member of the Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-Q).

Source: dawn.com