QUETTA: At least 21 people were killed while many others injured when a bomb blast targeted a convoy of Deputy Chairman Senate Abdul Ghafoor Haideri in Mastung, around 40 km (25 miles) south of Quetta, ARY News reported.
The blast went off when convoy of Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) leader Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri was passing by a mosque after Friday prayers. He was immediately moved to Combined Military Hospital, Quetta after the blast.
“I am alive, Allah has saved my life, it was a sudden blast, broken pieces of the windscreen hit me, I am injured but safe. The driver and other people sitting next to me were badly injured,” said Haideri. But latest reports suggest that the Senator’s driver had been killed in the blast.