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Seven people killed in bomb blast in DI Khan Muharram procession

Bomb blast in DI Khan Muharram procession

It was a homemade bomb which was kept inside a pressure cooker and planted in the garbage,” an official of the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) told  and it has also been learnt that mobile phones were working at the time of the blastAround 10kg explosive material was used in the bomb and ball bearings were found during the collection of evidence.Khalid Baloch of the District Headquarters Hospital DI Khan said that the injured also included a police official and children, adding that some of the injured were in serious condition

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Police, Qazi Jamilur Rehman told media persons that security had been enhanced after the incident and all Muharram processions will go ahead as scheduled. He added that police personnel, including Frontier reserves and Elite personnel will provide security.

Police had cordoned off the area after the incident and had launched a search operation. A suspect was arrested from the site and shifted to an unknown location for further investigations, a police official said.

Army personnel were called in and deployed on different routes for Muharram processions.