By Arif Noor
At least three people were injured in a blast in Gwadar city on Wednesday evening around 5:30 pm, said police officials.
The blast took place on the Gwadar airport road, which is one of the busiest roads.
According to the police, improvised explosive device (IED) was attached with the motorbike parked on the roadside.
The injured were immediately taken to the District Headquarters Hospital, Gwadar. Those injured in the blast include Sami Ullah, Zakir and Jamil who are said to be from Lahore, Hyderabad and Gwadar respectively.
According to the senior doctors, the condition of all three injured is stable and they are likely to be discharged from the hospital after receiving initial medical treatment.
The blast damaged the private bank and shops property including the windows of the cars parked in the area.
DIG Makran Coast Nadeem Ahmad, SSP Barkat Khosa, Brigadier Khurram Shahzad along with personnel reached the site of the blast and inspected the crime scene.
The security of the port city has been beefed up following the blast as the check posts have been deployed at the main entry and exit points of the city to check the movement of vehicles.
According to the media reports, Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Zehri condemned the blast and directed the police to submit a report in this regard.
So far, no one has claimed the responsibility of the bomb blast attack.
The security situation in the volatile region of Makran Coast in Balochistan has been precarious with the disgruntled Balochs challenging the writ of the state as they are waging a full-blown insurgency for separation.
On the other hand, banned and terrorist outfits including al-Qaeda and Taliban are operating in the province.
Arif Noor is working with PakVoices as a citizen journalist from Gwadar.
Edited and translated by Hasan Khan