2017 Chaman suicide bombing

2017 Chaman suicide bombing
Part of War in North-West Pakistan
Chaman is located in Balochistan, Pakistan
Chaman
Chaman
Chaman (Balochistan, Pakistan)
Chaman is located in Pakistan
Chaman
Chaman
Chaman (Pakistan)
Location Boghra Road, Chaman, Baluchistan, Pakistan
Coordinates 30°54′11.06″N 66°27′21.44″E / 30.9030722°N 66.4559556°E / 30.9030722; 66.4559556
Date July 10, 2017
Target DPO Sajid Khan Mohammad
Attack type
Suicide bombing
Weapons Explosive belt
Deaths 3 (+1 bomber)
Non-fatal injuries
20
Victims Police officials and passer-by
Perpetrator Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan
No. of participants
1

On 10 July 2017, a suicide bombing occurred at Bogra Chowk in Chaman, Baluchistan, Pakistan. As a result, 3 people were killed and 20 others were wounded. The deceased included District Police Officer of Killa Abdullah, Sajid Khan Mohammad. Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility of the attack.

Bombing[]

According to police sources, a suicide bomber riding on a motorcycle struck his bike into District Police Officer Killa Abdullah, Sajid Khan Mohammad's vehicle killing him, his guard and a passerby and wounding 20 others.[1] At the time of explosion, DPO was at Bogra Chowk.[2] Head and legs of the alleged detonator were found. Initial reports suggested that the explosion was caused by an improvised explosive device but later police sources said that a suicide bomber blew himself up.[3] Reports also stated that firing was heard after explosion.[4] Assistant Commissioner of Chaman Kashif confirmed the attack. Using helicopter, the bodies of the injured were brought to hospitals where an emergency had been declared.[5] Law enforcement agencies reached the site and started a search operation.[6]

Perpetrator[]

Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for the attack.[7]

Reactions[]

Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif condemned the attack and expressed grief over the loss of lives. Chief Minister of Baluchistan Sanaullah Zehri denounced the attack and said that Sajid Mohammad Khan was a brave police officer.[8] Interior Minister of Pakistan Chaudhary Nisar condemned the attack and asked the authorities to present a report of explosion.[9]

References[]

  1. ^ "DPO killed in Chaman blast". Samaa TV. 10 July 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "DPO martyred, 11 injured in Chaman blast". Daily Pakistan. 10 July 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  3. ^ "Pakistan blast: 3 killed, 11 injured in suicide attack". The Indian Express. 10 July 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  4. ^ "Senior police officer killed in Chaman blast". ARY News. 10 July 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  5. ^ Ali Shah, Syed (10 July 2017). "DPO Killa Abdullah martyred in Chaman blast". Dawn. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  6. ^ "DPO Qilla Abdullah martyred in Chaman blast". The News International. 10 July 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  7. ^ Ayaz, Gul (10 July 2017). "Suspected Suicide Blast Kills District Police Chief in Pakistan". Voice of America. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  8. ^ "DPO killed in suicide blast in Killa Abdullah". Pakistan Today. 10 July 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  9. ^ "DPO Sajid Khan killed, 7 injured in Chaman blast". The Nation (Pakistan). 10 July 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.