MASTUNG: 29 SEPTEMBER 2023 (TON) - Terrorist attack in Mastung killed over 69 Baloch Muslims and injured many others. Islamabad was receiving threats from the Indian military for surgical attacks, especially acts that would destabilize Balochistan. It is being claimed that the suicide bomber blew himself up in the religious procession at Al Falah Road. No group has so far accepted the responsibility. The spokesperson of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Naseer Kanani strongly condemned Mustang terrorist attack. Meanwhile, there was also an attack at Hangu Police Station to divert the attention and give colour of sectarian violence.
Reportedly, Indian spies Mohammad Hasnain and Ishaq Ameer who illegally entered Pakistan through the Pak-Afghan border in a bid to seek asylum a few days back, were terrorists behind the in Eid Milad-un-Nabi. It has been reported that they were in UAE from where they entered Afghanistan and later illegally entered Pakistan.
A day earlier, US Deputy Chief of Mission Andrew Schofer visited Peshawar to reaffirm the US commitment to border security and continued support for Pakistan in its fight against cross-border infiltration and militancy in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He met the Inspector General of Frontier Corps and announced a new $250,000 program to enhance the Frontier Corps’ nighttime operational capabilities. He also met Inspector General of Police Akhtar Hayat and delivered $350,000 worth of safety and security equipment to enhance the safety and effectiveness of police forces conducting perilous counter-terrorism operations. US is trying to support religious freedom, tolerance, and respect for all of Pakistan’s faith traditions, in which Churches and Cathedrals are going to play a prominent place.