KHUZDAR: A son of Sardar Sanaullah Zehri President PMLN Balochistan was among five persons killed in remote control bomb explosion near here Tuesday. Sardar Sanaullah however escaped unhurt.
This is first attack of any election campaign since the announcement of election schedule in Balochistan. No one has yet admitted the responsibility.
Levies sources told a caravan of Sardar Sanaullah Zehri was moving in Tarasani area of Anjeera about 100 Km north of Khuzdar today. In the meanwhile a remote control bomb went off. A Land Cruiser was hit in the explosion. Five persons including Sanaullah Zehri’s son Sikandar Zehri, younger brother Mehrullah, nephew Zeb Zehri, Asadullah and another unknown were killed. About 25 persons were also injured. They were shifted to hospital in Khuzdar. Condition of some of them is stated to be serious.
Sardar Sanaullah Zehri miraculously escaped in the explosion. He had escaped in a murderous attack two years ago.
Provincial Secretary Home Akbar Hussain Durrani told that 20 vehicles were included in the caravan of Sardar Zehri. This caravan was targeted as soon as it began its journey for election campaign. He aid bomb exploded when vehicle of Sardar Zehri had passed. However five vehicles were badly damaged.
Meanwhile political and religious leaders of Balochistan while condemning attack on Sardar Zehri’s caravan said Election Commission and caretaker government have failed to provide security to people and leaders of political parties. They asked the government to take steps to check the situation or it would go beyond control.
These leaders included Sardar Yaqoob Nassar, Lt General R Abdul Qadir Baloch PMLN0, Aurang Zeb Kasi ANP, Dr Jehanzeb Jamaldini BNP, Tahir Bizenjo National Party. Attack on caravan of Sardar Sanaullah Zehri is condemnable.
Expressing grief and sorrow over the demise of son, brother and nephew of Sardar Zehri these leaders said Election C commissioner and caretaker government have failed in providing security to the people. They said some people want to postponement of elections but we would foil all such attempts.
Meanwhile Government of Balochistan has deputed 25 security men for the security of Sardar Sanaullah Zehri. According to official sources these included 15 Anti Terrorist Force and 10 Levies personnel.