Blast in Quetta, 3 dead over a dozen injured

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Blast in Quetta, 3 dead over a dozen injured

Staff Reporter: 

A blast in Quetta has killed 3 people and injured over a dozen. Police sources said a bomb exploded in the Hazar Ganji area of Quetta city. This is the Western outskirts of the city. The blast rocked the entire city causing panic among the citizens. A police officer who requested anonymity told Quetta Voice that an improvised explosive device was planted in a motorcycle. Waseem Baig, the Spokesman civil hospital said rescue workers shifted three dead bodies.

The blast also damaged three vehicles and motorcycles parked in the area. “What was the target of the blast, we don’t know”, he said. Police and Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were quick at the spot. The blast has come two days after the National Counter-Terrorism Authority (NACTA) issued a threat-alert about possible terror acts in Quetta and Peshawar. Liaquat Shahwani, the Spokesman government of Balochistan had demanded of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) to suspend its public meeting in Quetta after security threats.

Police sources however said that over a dozen people were injured in the blast. The injured are rushed to Quetta’s civil hospital, sources said. Emergency imposed in the hospital to treat injured of the blast.

Hazarganji is considered to be one of the sensitive areas of Quetta. Militants in the past have carried out suicide attacks and subjected minority Shia, Hazara in Quetta.

Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan has strongly condemned the blast and directed police to apprehend the culprits behind the terror act. In a statement soon after the blast, Jam Kamal said the perpetrators of the blast would be brought to book.

Blast in Quetta, 3 dead over a dozen injured

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