Afghanistan Taliban Chief's bother, three others killed in Quetta blast, 25 hurt

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 17 Aug 2019

Quetta, Aug 17: A powerful improvised explosive device (IED) blast, which occurred inside Kuchlak Madrassa, located close to Quetta city, in Pakistan on Friday left at least four people killed and 25 others injured.

The explosion was carried out with the help of a time device, which was planted under the wooden chair of the prayer leader, when he started delivering the Friday sermon, police and bomb disposal squad officials were quoted as saying by Dawn News.


Sources told the newspaper around 50 people were present in the mosque when the blast ripped through its main hall. The deceased were later identified as Hafiz Hamdullah, Haji Mohammad Sarwar, Rahim Gul and Mohammad Khan. 


The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Quetta, Abdul Razzaq Cheema, told Dawn News: “An explosive time device was planted under the wooden chair of the prayer leader.” 

According to government sources, the brother of Afghanistan Taliban Chief was also killed.


The seminary was known for its ISI linkages from where Afghan Taliban was also extended support.


South Asia experts say the incident is an early signal of Pakistan's failed Afghan strategy after a "failed Kashmir policy."


Security officials have started investigating the incident.


No group has claimed responsibility for the incident so far.

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