At least 25 people were killed in an explosion in southwestern Balochistan on Friday. The blast took place outside a mosque right after Friday prayers in the town of Mastung, which is about 50 km from Quetta, the Capital of the province, reported Dawn.

According to reports, the bomb appeared to target the deputy chairman of the Senate, Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, whose convoy was leaving the mosque when the blast took place. He was injured in the attack. He spoke to the local media after the incident and said he had suffered minor injuries.

Several people were injured in the explosion. They have been shifted to Mastung Civil Hospital. The administration has not yet confirmed the toll in the incident.