South Asia
Pakistan: 3 killed in blast targeting President Mamnoon Hussain's son

25 May 2015


Quetta, May 25: At least three people were killed and a dozen injured as an improvised explosive device (IED) went off outside a local restaurant in Balochistan's industrial city Hub in Pakistan on Sunday night.

According to reports, the blast apparently targetted Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain\'s son who escaped the attack.


"The device was placed in a motorcycle parked outside the restaurant and targeted President Mamnoon Hussain\'s son\'s convoy. The president\'s son, Salman, who remained unhurt, frequently visits a cattle farm in Hub," reported quoting sources.


The injured, which include several police officials, were immediately rushed to Hub Hospital for medical treatment.


"Seven policemen have now been shifted to Karachi\'s Civil Hospital and are in a stable condition," reports stated.


According to television channels, the blast was so loud it was heard in nearby areas and glass windows of nearby shops were shattered as panic spread among local residents.


No group immediately claimed of responsibility for the attack.

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