Four persons, including a police officer, were injured today when a bomb went off in Jaffarabad district of Pakistan’s Balochistan province.

The bomb, hidden in a motorcycle parked near a bus stop in Dera Alayar, went off when district police chief Syed Khaliq Shah was passing the area in his official vehicle.

Shah and three passers-by were injured by the blast, TV news channels reported.

The police officer’s vehicle and several other cars were damaged. The police officer was on his way to office at the time of the attack.

No group claimed responsibility for the blast though such attacks are usually blamed on Baloch nationalist groups that have been waging a campaign for greater autonomy for the oil and gas-rich province.

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