Serena Hotel Quetta blast was a suicide attack: CTD Spokesman
A view of destruction caused by a suicide attack in Quetta's Serena hotel on Wednesday night: Photo provided by MERC Chief Aziz Ahmed Jamali

Serena Hotel Quetta blast was a suicide attack: CTD Spokesman

Manan Khan, News Desk, Syed Yaseen 

The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) on Thursday declared the Serena hotel blast a suicide attack. The death toll in the powerful blast that rocked the provincial capital rose to five.

“Investigation proves it was a suicide attack”, the Spokesman CTD said. Balochistan government has already formed a high-level investigation team to probe into the terror attack. The suicide attack carried out in the parking area of the luxury hotel on Wednesday night.

“From all angels, we are investigating the blast”, he said.

Case registered against unknown terrorists

Police on Thursday registered a case against unknown terrorists regarding the Quetta Serena hotel bombing. The case registered on behalf of Station House Officer (SHO) Civil Line Quetta at the Counter Terrorism Department, Azhar Akram, the Deputy Police Chief of Quetta said.
A powerful blast at the parking of the luxury hotel in Quetta had left five people dead and 11 injured. In the case, terrorism, murder, attempt to murder, explosive acts, etc included, police said.

Serena hotel is located in the high-security zone of Quetta city. Main official buildings are located close to the only luxury hotel on Zarghoon road area of the provincial capital.

Serena Hotel Quetta blast was a suicide attack: CTD Spokesman

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