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Pakistan

Web Desk
December 13, 2020

At least 25 injured in bomb blast near Rawalpindi's Ganj Mandi Police Station

Pakistan

Web Desk
Sun, Dec 13, 2020


  • Three people are reportedly in critical condition, while 19 others had to be shifted to the District Headquarter Hospital in Rawalpindi.
  • Blast took place outside of a filtration plant, police say.
  • Police to determine whether timed device was used or a grenade; say terror plot cannot be ruled out.


RAWALPINDI: At least 25 people suffered injuries during a bomb explosion outside a filtration plant near Rawalpindi's Ganj Mandi Police Station, rescue officials said on Sunday.

According to details from Rescue 1122, three people are reportedly in critical condition, while 19 others had to be shifted to the District Headquarter Hospital in Rawalpindi.

Three people who sustained minor injuries due to the blast were given first aid on the spot.

Police have yet to ascertain the nature of the blast. A probe is being carried out to determine whether a timed device was used or a grenade.

Initially, it was thought that a cylinder exploded, but this was later ruled out.

Taking notice of the incident, City Police Officer (CPO) Rawalpindi Muhammad Ahsan Younas said that even though an investigation is currently underway, a terrorist plot cannot be ruled out as civilians were targeted.

He said: "According to the initial probe, some people riding a motorcycle were involved, but we are further looking into the matter".

"We have also applied security measures at the DHQ Hospitals," he confirmed.