Pakistan: Blast Leaves at Least 13 Injured in Balochistan’s Khuzdar
20 December, 2022 | Pranay Lad
A massive blast that occurred on Monday in Khuzdar, Balochistan, injured at least thirteen people.
According to the police, the explosive device exploded on a two-way street close to the Umar Farooq intersection in the city. According to reports, the two injured are in critical condition. According to the local media outlet, law enforcement has roped off the area and has transferred the injured patients to the Teaching Hospital.
To begin an investigation and determine the magnitude of the incident, law enforcement officials have roped off the area.
A nighttime terrorist attack on the Bargai Police Station in the Lakki Marwat region resulted in the martyrdom of four police officers and the injury of an equal number, according to the local media outlet.
Several security personnel was being held prisoner inside the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) property in Bannu by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan after they had taken possession of a counterterrorism facility in the country’s northwest the day before, according to a news outlet.
According to the local media outlet, the law and order situation in KP has deteriorated over the past several weeks as a result of an upsurge in threats and attacks against security personnel and prominent political figures.
Law and order have deteriorated in KP, while Afghan border agents have attacked civilians in Balochistan from across the Chaman border, while negotiations between Pakistani officials and the TTP leadership are taking place in Afghanistan.
According to Mohammad Ali Saif, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government spokesperson, talks between Pakistani officials and the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leadership are taking place in Afghanistan as a result of a terrorist attack on the Counter-Terrorism Department’s (CTD) compound in Bannu, according to a local media outlet.
The TTP had taken over a counterterrorism facility in the country’s northwest the day before and was now holding numerous security employees hostage. Pakistani authorities started negotiations to try and end the standoff.
Saif stated, “We are in talks with the top Pakistani Taliban officials in Afghanistan.
According to a media outlet, the spokesperson threatened harsh measures if the armed men did not give up.
The routes leading to and from the Bannu Cantonment are blocked, and internet services have been banned in Bannu.
All traffic is prohibited on Jumma Khan Road and Miranshah Road. According to the reports, the terrorists want a secure air route to Afghanistan.
The police are reportedly on high alert throughout the province as a result of the recent uptick in attacks in places like Peshawar, the southern districts, and the Mardan region.
According to the publication’s source, “Senior politicians have reported receiving threats in addition to the police. Some of them have even had grenade attacks on their homes.”