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Bomb kills police chief, 2 others in southwest Pakistan town

Security personnel inspect the site of a blast in Balochistan Security personnel inspect the site of a blast in Balochistan
Saul Franklin | 11 July, 2017, 00:48

Chaman, Sajid Khan was martyred and several others sustained injuries in a blast occurred near Levies headquarter office at Chaman area of Killa Abdullah district on Monday.

A police officer was killed and at least 11 people were injured in what officials say was a suicide attack in Pakistan's Balochistan Province. An emergency was declared at government hospitals in Quetta.

The DPO Chaman Sajid Khan Mohmand and other police officials among over 12 persons received injuries in the blast and were rushed to the Civil Hospital Chaman for medical treatment but in the meantime, the DPO succumbed to his injuries.

Law enforcement agencies reached the site and cordoned off the entire area.

The banned Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for those attacks.

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Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has strongly condemned terrorist attack on police convoy in Chaman on Monday in which DPO Chaman embraced martyrdom.

He says officers found a badly destroyed motorcycle at scene of the blast and are trying to determine whether the bomb was rigged to it.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar and Balochistan Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Ahmed Bugti condemned the attack.

Chaman is one of the most important crossings on the Afghan-Pakistani border.

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