MNA, 11 others hurt in Dera Bugti mosque blast
10 November, 2012
QUETTA: Pakistan Muslim League-Q MNA Ahmadan Bugti, his son and ten others sustained injuries in a remote-controlled blast in Dera Bugti on Friday.
The police sources said that Bugti and his son were entering the Masjid-e-Taqwa for Friday prayers when a remote-controlled bomb exploded, injuring the MNA and 11 others, including his son. Police and Frontier Corps (FC) personnel rushed to the blast site soon after the incident and cordoned off the area to preserve evidence. The injured were taken to the Civil Hospital and FC Hospital for treatment, sources said.
"The bomb was planted somewhere inside the mosque and the MNA was the prime targeted," police said, adding that it was remote-controlled explosion. The injured were identified as MNA Ahmadan Bugti, his son Shoukat Khan Bugti, Arif, Muhammad Iqbal, Muhammad Khan, Abdul Jabar, Masho Khan, Muhammad Farooq, Muhamamd Jan, Khuda Baksh, Mir Baig and Abdul Wahab. "Ahmadan Bugti and his son Shoukat Khan Bugti are in a critical condition," sources said, adding that they were referred to Multan for better and specialised treatment.
Meanwhile, citing officials, AFP said the bomb was planted in Bugti's shoe and exploded as he put them on outside the mosque after prayers. Provincial Home Secretary Akbar Durrani told AFP someone planted an explosive device in one of them which detonated as he put the shoe back on. Meanwhile, a Hazara man was shot dead in a sectarian targeted killing in Quetta on Friday.