Five Shia Muslims from Karachi and Quetta martyred in Ziarat blasts. 13 others injured in the said two explosions that hit two vehicles.
The victims included Shia Hazara and Bohra families’ members who had gone for sightseeing to Ziarat from Quetta and Karachi. They included a husband, his wife and their son.
Shia Hazara and Bohra embrace martyrdom
According to official sources, the first blast took place in the vehicle in which some members of the Bohra community belonging to Karachi were boarding.
Most importantly, the levies officials said that in both the blasts, (terrorists) used explosive devices.
They were going to Ziarat to spend their Eid holidays there.
The explosion took place when the vehicle was on its way to the Kharwari Baba shrine, located on the outskirts of Ziarat town.
Three members of the Shia Bohra family — Shabbir Abbas, Zainul Abideen and Khadija Bibi — embraced martyrdom on the spot.
The injured were shifted to the Trauma Centre, Quetta.
A group of Shia Hazara community was returning to Quetta after spending the day in Ziarat valley when second blast happened.
Meanwhile, the blast targeted their van near the Kawas area.
Due to the explosion, two persons embraced martyrdom on the spot and nine suffered injuries. Martyrs included Ali Sana and Habibullah.
Moreover, retired Major Kabir Zarkoon, the assistant commissioner of Ziarat confirmed five casualties.
Also, he said that eight injured of the second explosion, admitted to a health centre in Kawas. One man shifted to Quetta.
Furthremore, the levies officials said that in both the blasts, (terrorists) used explosive devices.
Five Shia Muslims killed Ziarat