File Photo: Security official reached the spot of the blast in Khuzdar

From Our Correspondent:

KHUZDAR: In a devastating incident that unfolded in Khuzdar Tehsil Wadh Langariji, four individuals, including women and children, suffered severe injuries following the explosion of an inoperative shell. Local authorities, including Levies and police force officials, swiftly responded to the scene to manage the aftermath.

The injured victims were promptly provided with medical assistance, with one individual requiring urgent care being airlifted to Karachi for specialized treatment. Additionally, two others were transferred to local medical facilities in Khuzdar to receive the necessary attention.

Incident Comes Against The Backdrop Of Heightened Tensions

This unfortunate incident comes against the backdrop of heightened tensions in the area. Approximately two months ago, a protracted conflict erupted between two tribal factions in Wadh, lasting for an extended period. The repercussions of this ongoing dispute have cast a shadow over the safety and well-being of the community.

The local authorities are actively engaged in addressing the root causes of the conflict, and efforts are underway to restore peace and stability in the region. Investigations into the inoperative shell explosion are also being conducted to determine the circumstances that led to this tragic incident.

As the community grapples with the aftermath of the explosion, there is a collective call for increased vigilance regarding unexploded ordnance to prevent further casualties. The incident serves as a poignant reminder of the urgent need for comprehensive measures to ensure the safety and security of residents in conflict-affected areas.

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