"An attempt to mar independence day festivity. Our resolve won’t succumb to any challenge," DG ISPR posted on Twitter.
ISPR confirmed 15 people were martyred including 7 civilians while 25 were injured, including 15 civilians.
"Incendiary explosive was used in the blast due to which nearby vehicles caught fire," ISPR reported.
"The target was a security forces vehicle," said Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti.