Quetta (Staff Report): At least twenty five (25) people killed while several others were injured in a roadside blast that targeted a convoy of Senator Abdul Ghafoor Haidery in Mastung, in restive Balochistan.

Police stated that the explosion targeted the covoy of Deputy Chairman Senate and Jamaat e Islami (JUI-F) leader Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri when he was returning from an event at seminary on Friday.

JUI-F leader Maulana Abdul Malik stated that Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri got minor injuries in the explosion and has been shifted to the Civil hospital while other injured are being shifted to the hospital.

The area where the explosion took place is approximately 70 kilometres from Quetta.