On 26 February 2023, an explosion occurred in the Rakhni market of Barkhan district, Balochistan, killing at least four people and injuring 14 others.

Rakhni market bombing
LocationRakhni market, Barkhan district, Balochistan, Pakistan
Date26 February 2023
TargetCivilians
Attack type
Bombing
DeathsAt least 4
Injured14
PerpetratorsUnknown

Background Edit

The blast was caused by an IED planted on a motorcycle and detonated remotely. Videos of the aftermath were circulated on social media, but no group has claimed responsibility for the attack. The incident follows a series of attacks in KP and areas bordering Afghanistan by the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, which has intensified its activities since talks broke down in November 2022.[1][2]

Pakistani officials, including the Balochistan Chief Minister and the Interior Minister, have condemned the attack and called for greater action against terrorist groups.[3]

References Edit

  1. ^ "Blast kills four at crowded market in Pakistan's Balochistan".
  2. ^ "Five killed, 12 injured in Barkhan bike bomb blast: Police".
  3. ^ "At least 4 killed, 14 injured in blast in Balochistan's Barkhan: Police". 26 February 2023.