On 7 August 2023, a roadside bomb struck a vehicle transporting a local leader of the Baluchistan Awami Party and his associates in the town of Kech, located in the southwestern Baluchistan province. The remote-controlled bomb was detonated as the vehicle drove pass the town’s Balgatar area. At least seven people were killed in the blast, including the local politician. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.