At least 40 people have been injured, some seriously, in separate bomb attacks in two different cities of Balochistan.
The first incident occurred in Mastung, when unknown pillion riders hurled a hand grenade at personnel of Pakistani security forces.
According to information obtained by The Balochistan Post, The attack, which happened at Shaheed Sultan junction, injured at least 15 including the personnel of Pakistani security forces. The injured were taken to a local hospital, whereas, those who suffered serious injuries were referred to Quetta.
Subsequently, another attack was carried out in port city of Gwadar. The target of the attack were residents of Punjab and Sindh who were having dinner at a hotel.
The second grenade attack injured 25 people present near Al-Zubair hotel, Gwadar.
According to The Balochistan Post sources, majority of the injured were labourers working on CPEC project.
Gwadar is the main portal city of CPEC project and is guarded heavily by Pakistani and Chinese forces.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks but the region is witnessing a ‘war of independence’ waged by nationalist Baloch political forces that consider Pakistan an occupying state.