South Asia

At least 52 people killed in blast in Pakistan

An explosion near a mosque in Pakistan’s Balochistan province left at least 52 people dead and over 130 others injured on Friday, according to Pakistani media reports.

The explosion occurred as people were gathering for an Eid-i-Miladun Nabi procession near Madina Masjid on Alfalah Road.

The blast reportedly originated from the vehicle of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Nawaz Gishkori, who was positioned on the outskirts of the procession, as per Pakistani media accounts.

Disturbing images and videos depicting the aftermath of the explosion have surfaced.

Shortly after the incident, Punjab police announced that their “diligent officials” were engaged in security duties for Friday prayers at mosques throughout the province.

This tragic event follows a concerning uptick in deadly explosions across various regions of Pakistan.