IS claims responsibility for Balochistan blast that killed 25
A blast in Balochistan has killed 25 persons. The blast took place at Mastung in the Balochistan province after people when people were coming out after Friday prayers. The Islamic State on its mouth piece, Amaq has claimed responsibility for the attack.
The blast is said to have hit the convoy of Deputy Chairman Senate Ghafoor Hyderi. He however escaped with minor injuries. He was wounded by the blast but someone who was sitting next to him, and his driver were both killed," said Dr Sher Ahmed, the government's district health chief in Mastung.
At least 37 persons were injured in the attack. They have been shifted to Quetta for treatment.
Anwar ul-Haq Kakar, spokesperson for the Balochistan provincial government, told Al Jazeera that the attack occurred when Haideri was leaving a mosque after Friday prayers. As soon as they started the journey back there was an explosion, Kakar said.