At least two people were killed and 28 others were injured in two bomb blasts in Quetta and Sibi cities of Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province.
Police said the first blast occurred in Sibi on Friday, injuring 24 people and a second explosion in Quetta a few hours later, apparently targeting the Kashmir Day rally. The blast in Quetta killed two people and injured four others.
Police officials said both bodies have been taken to Quetta Civil Hospital. Preliminary investigation by Quetta Deputy Commissioner Aurangzeb Badini and a retired Major confirmed that the blast was carried out targeting the ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day rally, which was passing through the area. No group has claimed responsibility for these attacks yet.
It is noteworthy that Pakistan celebrated Kashmir Solidarity Day on Friday by organizing mass rallies. India has clearly stated to Pakistan that it has no right to speak on the internal affairs of India and the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are and will remain integral parts of India.
External Affairs Ministry spokesman Anurag Shrivastava said on Thursday that India is keen on building normal relations as a neighbor with Pakistan in an environment free of terrorism, violence and hostility.