On a tragic Friday, Pakistan was gripped by sorrow as Balochistan and Hangu provinces were jolted by a series of explosions, shattering the tranquility and claiming the lives of 55 people while leaving over 50 others severely injured. The devastating events unfolded in the Mastung district of Balochistan, where a suspected suicide blast near Madina Mosque on Al Falah Road disrupted a gathering celebrating Prophet Muhammad’s birthday for Eid Miladun Nabi. This appalling incident, a gruesome interruption during the religious procession, extinguished the lives of 52 individuals and wounded 50 more. Among the victims was Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Nawaz Gashkori, who met a heroic end on duty, his life snuffed out by the explosion near his police vehicle.
Simultaneously, in the Hangu district, another heart-wrenching incident transpired as a suicide blast tore through a mosque during Juma prayers, claiming the lives of three people and injuring six others. Approximately 30 to 40 worshippers were inside the mosque when the explosion occurred, underscoring the indiscriminate brutality of these attacks.
In the aftermath, Pakistan swiftly mobilized its security forces, enhancing measures across major cities to safeguard its citizens. The Karachi police, responding to the tragedies, reassured the public through social media, emphasizing their intensified security efforts. These incidents not only left scars on the affected provinces but also cast a somber shadow over the entire nation, evoking collective grief and a steadfast determination to stand resilient against such senseless violence.
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