Explosion Kills Six People during Pro-Palestinian Rally in Southwest Pakistan

Police and local authorities said at least six people were killed while 14 others were injured after an explosion that occurred during a pro-Palestinian demonstration in the Pakistani city of Chaman  bordering Afghanistan on Friday.

Regional police chief Jafar Khan said the bomb was attached to a motorcycle.

Authorities claimed that the bombing was targeting the vehicle of the leaders of a hard-line religious party that organized the rally.

“It was an improvised explosive device which went off as participants began to disperse,” Chaman’s senior local administration officer Tariq Mengal said in a press release on Friday.

According to the police, the bombing incident was the latest violence to hit the restive area located in Southwest Pakistan.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the explosion.


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