Officials in Pakistan’s Balochistan region said that at least 25 people have died as a result of a suicide bombing that occurred during a religious procession.
According to Zubair Jamali, the Balochistani home minister, “at least 25 people were killed and more than 80 injured, including 20 critically injured people.”
Local media earlier stated that a blast near a mosque in Pakistan’s Balochistan region on Friday claimed the lives of six people while injuring more than 30, according to the reports.
The Assistant Commissioner of Mastung district said the explosion happened as people gathered for a procession marking the birthday of Prophet Mohammed.
“The attack on innocent people who came to participate in the procession of Eid Milad-ul-Nabi is a very heinous act,” it said in a statement.
Balochistan’s Minister for Information Jan Achakzai posted on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, that the number of dead was rising.
While the celebration of the prophet’s birthday is accepted by the majority of Islamic sects, certain denominations view it as an unwarranted innovation.