Mastung attack: death toll reaches 60
- Web Desk
- Oct 01, 2023
MASTUNG: The death toll resulting from the Mastung suicide attack has now climbed to 60 individuals. This tragic development follows the passing of another victim who had sustained injuries in the blast.
The victim in question, identified as Muhammad Rafiq, had been receiving medical treatment at the Trauma Center of the Civil Hospital in Quetta, according to statements from the provincial health department.
The devastating explosion, marking the second major incident in the district in September, occurred in close proximity to a mosque. It claimed the lives of 43 people instantly, who had gathered for a celebratory procession in honor of Eid Milad un Nabi on Friday.
Among the casualties was the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) for Mastung, Nawaz Gashkori. The Balochistan police chief disclosed that the DSP had attempted to apprehend the suicide bomber on suspicion, but tragically, the attacker detonated himself. Additionally, three police constables were among those injured in the incident.