KARACHI: At least nine people, including five children, were killed in the Kandhkot area of district Kashmore after a rocket exploded on Wednesday.
The explosion took place inside a residence and an investigation is underway, confirmed District Kashmore’s Senior Superintendent of Police Rohail Khoso while speaking to Daily City News.
The site of the incident, located within the jurisdiction of the Goghat police station of Kandhkot, was cordoned off by law enforcers. An emergency was also declared in the district hospital.
Taking notice of the explosion in the remote village of Sindh, the provincial Caretaker Chief Minister Justice (retd) Maqbool Baqir asked provincial police to investigate the matter.
He further inquired why was the rocket present in Sabzoi village.
Pakistan Peoples Party’s Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has also demanded the government probe the explosion that took the lives of innocent villagers.
The party chairman lamented that the katcha areas of Sindh and Punjab were home to many criminal gangs and urged the government to clear the region from such elements.