On the morning of 26 February 2023, an improvised explosive device planted on a motorcycle detonated in the Rakhni market area of the Barkhan district, located in the southwestern Baluchistan province. The explosion killed five people and wounded 13 others The chief minister of the province referred to the explosion as an act of terrorism. No group has claimed responsibility for the bombing; however, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (Pakistani Taliban), as well as the Baluchistan Liberation Army separatist group, are active in the area.