60 people killed as a result of the Balochistan blast, according to a Pakistani minister.

Balochistan bombing: In a location named Mastung, close to the Madina Masjid, a procession honoring the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday was the target of a suicide bombing by a Pakistani national.

Balochistan Blast, 60 killed

The 60 dead and 60 injured from a suicide bombing in Balochistan on Friday have been attributed by Pakistan’s interior minister Sarfaraz Bugti to the intelligence service of India, Research & Analysis Wing (RAW). The formal response from the Indian government to Bugti’s accusation has not yet been released.

The attack was directed at a birthday procession for the Prophet Muhammad that was going on close to the Madina Masjid in an area named Mastung. Following the bomber’s explosion of his explosives next to a police car where spectators were assembling for the parade, the blast tore through the mosque in the southern region of Balochistan.

Indian sponsorship of militant organisations in Pakistan is a long-standing allegation made by Pakistani officials, which India has consistently refuted.

In Quetta, the capital of Balochistan, Bugti assured the press, “Civil, military, and all other institutions will strike against the elements involved in the Mastung suicide bombing.”

He stated, “RAW is involved in the suicide attack,” but he made no mention of any supporting information.

According to Wasim Baig, the spokesman for the Balochistan health department, the increase in the death toll was brought on by seven additional hospital deaths that occurred since Friday. He also noted that further patients were in serious condition.

At least five people had been murdered in a second attack on a mosque on Friday in northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Police reported on Saturday that they had sent the suicide bomber’s DNA for analysis in a report to start an investigation.

For either attack, no group has taken ownership. In the lead-up to Pakistan’s general elections in January, preparations and public campaigning have been affected by an increase in terror attacks in the country’s western regions; nevertheless, up until this point, the assaults had primarily targeted security forces.

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Since their creation in 2007, the Pakistani Taliban (TTP) has been behind some of the worst attacks in Pakistan, but they have denied being behind the explosions on Friday.

An FIR containing murder charges and terrorism offenses has been filed against an unidentified attacker, according to a statement from the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) that was cited by the Dawn on Saturday.

In response to the attack, Balochistan’s interim administration declared three days of mourning.

The Pakistani newspaper also provided a chronological dataset to demonstrate how, after the TTP’s truce with the government was broken in November of last year, Pakistan has “witnessed an uptick in terror activities in recent months, especially in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.”

Earlier this month, a blast in the same neighborhood injured at least 11 people, among them Jamiat Ulema-i Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) leader Hafiz Hamdullah; a week earlier, unidentified persons shot and killed a security official at a bus stop. A policeman was slain in May of this year when unknown assailants attacked a polio vaccination team in the Mastung neighborhood of Killi Sour Karez, it claimed.

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