An FIR has been registered
Militants have blown up a statue of Mohammad Ali Jinnah installed along Gwadar’s Marine Drive.
The statue was blown into pieces on Sunday morning around 920 am, DPO Gwadar Dr Farhan told BBC Urdu.
Gwadar Deputy Commissioner Major Retired Abdul Kabeer said militants who targeted the statue had disguised as tourists to gain access to the area.
He said an investigation had begun though no arrested were made.
The outlawed Balochistan Republican Army has claimed responsibility for the attack.
The statue was installed in a high-security zone near the residence of the General Officer Commanding (GOC) and the office of the Deputy Inspector General in June 2021, BBC Urdu said.
Many Pakistanis have expressed anger at the incident.
While DC Gawadar said militants had placed an improvised explosive device at the monument, there were some reports that a hand grenade had been hurled at the statue.
Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan has strongly condemned the attack.
The chief minister said that terrorists would not be allowed to sabotage the peace of the province. He directed the concerned authorities to immediately arrest the perpetrators of the attack.
On Monday, a case was registered at the CTD Gwadar police station under Section 7 of the ATA and Explosives Act [punishment for acts of terrorism] has been registered against unidentified men.