Tahlka News Bureau
Pakistan: Around 15 people were killed and 30 injured, including the deputy chairman of the senate Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, in a powerful blast on Friday in Pakistan's south-western Baluchaistan province.
Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, deputy chairman of the Senate and a senior leader of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazal party came out of a religious seminary after addressing a gathering in Mastung area of province shortly after the weekly Friday prayers. The place where the explosion took place is 70 km away from its provincial capital Quetta.
Senior police officer said that atleast 30-40 people were injured. He said that Haideri was slightly injured.
"I am alive, Allah has saved my life, it was a sudden blast, broken pieces of the windscreen hit me, I am injured but safe. The diver and other post sitting next me were badly injured," Haideri said on a private TV channel.
Although, Haider has been shifted to the civil hospital. Haideri later said a brief chat that he received minor injuries.
The majority of those killed in he blast were party workers of Hama Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F).
The powerful explosion damaged several vehicles in the convoy, news channel reported.
No group has taken responsibility of the blast yet.
Separatist militants in Baluchistan have waged a campaign against Pakistani government for decades, demanding a greater share of the gas-rich province, which shares borders with Afghanistan and Iran.Pakistan: 25 killed in Baluchistan bomb blast, Senate's deputy also injured