QUETTA, May 24 (APP):At least three persons including a prayer leader were martyred and 23 people other were injured in Rehmania Masjid’s blast near Pashtoonabad area of Quetta on Friday.

According to police sources, the blast was occurred when a large number of people were present in Rehmania Masjid for offering prayer of Friday, leaving prayer leader Molvi, Attah-ur-Rehmamn, Shahzaib and Sultan martyred and 23 other faithful Muslims injured on the spot. Security forces including police team reached the site and shifted the bodies and the injured to Provincial Sandmen Civil Hospital’s trauma center.

Three of them victims are stated to be in serious condition. The injured were identified as Rashid Ali, Sradar Muhammad, Rozi Muhammad, Sarwar Khan, Hafeezur-Rehman, Haji Abuld Rehman, Naseer Khan, Ajmal Khan, Hikmat, Saeed Ahmed, Muhammad Dilshad, Muhammad Mushtaq, Ghull Shah Wali, Fida Muhammad, Habibullah, Muhammad Asif, Samiullah, Muhammad Nasir, Khuwaja Muhammad, Nooruddin, Reheem Dad and two child Muhammad Younus and Muhammad Yaqoob.

The hospital source said about 18 of injured have been discharged from hospital after completion of medical aid.

The security forces also cordoned off the entire area and started investigation nature explosion. Further investigation was underway.

However, Provincial Home Minister Mir Ziaullah Longov visited the provincial Sandman Hospital to inquire after the treatment of the injured and meet their families.
He also directed doctors to ensure all facilities to the victims during treatment.