As the nation prepared for religious processions on account of the birth of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) it was struck by the news of two devastating explosions that occurred within 2 hours of each other.
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On the account of the 12th Rabi ul Awwal, Pakistan was left in a state of shock and grief as the country faced two devastating blasts just within 2 hours of each other killing at least 72 individuals.
Mustang Blast in Balochistan
The first bomb blast struck the town of Mustang in Balochistan where a religious procession on account of Eid Milad un Nabi was being celebrated. The blast resulted in chaos that led to the death of at least 52 people with nearly 70 injured.
The incident left the joyous families shattering and the communities in mourning.
Blast in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Within hours of the first blast, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa faced another explosion at a mosque in Hangu. However, this blast was even more intense that it resulted in a complete collapse of the mosque resulting in 30-40 people being trapped under the rubble. Authorities have confirmed two fatalities while the rescue team is working tirelessly to take the survivors out.
As the nation grapples with a terrorism threat, the cause of these explosions remains uncertain with no group coming forward to accept the responsibility. It is worth mentioning that previously these sorts of devastating incident responsibilities were accepted by Tehreek e Taliban or ISIS.
President Arif Alvi called for all the possible aid to be extended to the families of victims and condemned this act calling for rescue teams to immediately take action.
As Pakistan navigates the aftermath of these blasts the nation remains united and stands together against those who instill fear. The memory of the dead ones serves as a reminder of the challenges that persist, which calls for a more secure future