DPO martyred, several injured in blast

DPO martyred, several injured in blast

DPO martyred, several injured in blast

Gunfire was also heard in the area following the blast.

A senior police officer was killed and 11 others, including policemen were injured in a blast in Chaman, Balochistan on Monday, local media reported.

Sajid Mohmand succumbed to his injuries on the way to the hospital.

Injured have been shifted to Civil Hospital Chamman for medical treatment.

Security around the area has been tightened and security officials have cordoned off the site of the blast for investigations into the incident.

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The Pakistani Taliban swiftly claimed responsibly for the attack in the town of Chaman near the Afghan border, saying the bomber was one of its members.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has strongly condemned terrorist attack on police convoy.

He says officers found a badly destroyed motorcycle at scene of the blast and are trying to determine whether the bomb was rigged to it.

Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar has condemned the blast and asked the authorities to present report of explosion.

Chaman is considered a sensitive town in Balochistan as it shares a border with Afghanistan's volatile Kandahar province.

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