3 children killed in an IED blast in Chaman
The IED went off inside this house in the Rehman Kahol area of Chaman: Photo provided by the author

Sardar Muhammad Khondai:



At least three children were killed when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded in Chaman, Pakistan’s bordering city with Afghanistan.

Police sources said the IED went off at an abandoned mud-walled house in the Rehman Kahol area of Chaman. They said two brothers identified as Abdul Quddus and Matiullah were killed on the spot.

The third child succumbed to injuries

Whereas, the third child identified as Bashir Ahmed succumbed to injuries on way to the hospital from Chaman to Quetta. A bomb disposal squad was called into the area to conduct a complete sweeping of the entire area.

The motive behind the incident could not be ascertained. Police and senior administration officials reached the spot as an investigation into the incident went underway.

This incident has come a few days after a pen bomb severely injured a student inside a madrassah (seminary) in the Saranan area of the Pishin district.

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