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Blast in Balochistan: 10 killed, 35 injured

NEW DELHI: At least 10 people were killed and 35 injured, including deputy chairman of the senate, Maulana Ghafoor Hyderi, after a blast targeted his convoy in Quetta in restive Balochistan today after Friday prayers, Pakistani media reported.

“The blast was extremely powerful,” Ghafoor Hyderi, a Jamaat e Islami (JUI-F)leader said about the blast which occurred in Quetta’s Mustang area. He himself was rushed to hospital and sustained only minor injuries.

Media reports said Ghafoor Hyderi was the target of the attack. Police said the blast might have been a suicide attack, .

Ghafoor Hyderi’s convoy was passing by a mosque shortly after Friday prayers when it was attacked, reported The Express Tribune newspaper. The Jamaat e Islami (JUI-F) leader was rushed to a hospital nearby.

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