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Life-size statue of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah bombed in Gwadar

A statue of Pakistan’s founder Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah has been blown up in the coastal city of Gwadar in Balochistan.

The Baloch militant group Baloch Republican Army (BRA) has claimed responsibility for blowing up a statue of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

Babgar Baloch, a spokesman for the banned militant organization Baloch Republican Army, claimed responsibility for the blast on Twitter:

Gwadar DPO Dr. Farhan told the BBC that the blast took place at 9.20 am on Sunday morning.

Gwadar Deputy Commissioner Major (retd) Abdul Kabir Khan Zircon told the BBC that the matter was being investigated at the highest level. He said that according to the reports so far, the militants who destroyed the statue of the Founder of Pakistan by planting explosives entered the area as tourists.

According to him, no arrest has been made so far but the investigation will be completed in a day or two. “We are looking into the matter from all angles and the culprits will be caught soon,” he said.

It may be recalled that the statue of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, was erected in June this year at the house of the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Army in Gwadar and on Marine Drive near the DIG’s office. This area is considered very sensitive in terms of security and a security vehicle was deployed here to protect this statue.

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