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|
|Location||Rakhni market, Barkhan district, Balochistan, Pakistan|
|Date||26 February 2023|
|Deaths||At least 4|
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.
Pakistani officials, including the Balochistan Chief Minister and the Interior Minister, have condemned the attack and called for greater action against terrorist groups.