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Balochistan Blast: Death toll rises to 4, officials fear more deaths

The death toll has risen to four in the powerful explosion which ripped through a mosque ahead of Friday prayers in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province as another injured person succumbed to his injuries on Saturday, officials said.As many as 28 people have been injured in the blast.

The explosion, triggered through an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), targeted the Rehmania Mosque in Pashtunabad area of the provincial capital Quetta, police said. 
No group has claimed responsibility of the attack.Three persons, including a prayer leader, were killed in the blast and 29 other worshippers injured, Balochistan Deputy Inspector General of Police Abdul Razzaq Cheema said, adding the blast occurred just before the Friday prayers started.

The injured were shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta.President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan condemned the terrorist attack in Quetta.Alvi expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives and prayed for the early recuperation of those injured in the incident.

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