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File Photo: Rescue workers shifting the injured children hospital after a toy bomb blast in Quetta's Killi Badezai area: Photo grabbed from a video shared on social media

Quetta: Three children killed in a hand grenade blast in Killi Badezai
Syed Ali Shah: 

A hand grenade blast has killed three children and injured another three in the Killi Badezai area of Quetta. “Yes, the blast has left three children dead”, Muhammad Azhar Akram, the Deputy Inspector General of Police told Quetta Voice. The bomb went off inside the house on Thursday evening in one of the city’s poor neighborhoods.
The dead bodies shifted to the hospital. “We are investigating the nature of the blast”, Mr. Akram said. However, sources in the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) said the children had spotted the hand grenade in a nearby graveyard and brought it to their house.

Rescue workers and police shifted injured

Rescue workers and police were quick at the spot and shifted the injured to the hospital. The injured shifted to nearby Bolan Medical Complex Hospital for medical treatment. Emergency imposed in the hospital to treat injured of the blast. Police officials cordoned off the area as an investigation into the incident went underway.

Liaquat Shahwani

Spokesman government of Balochistan, Liaquat Shahwani said, “It was a toy bomb that exploded”. He said the children were playing with it when it exploded with a big bang. All the injured shifted to hospital and admitted to the intensive care unit of the BMC hospital, Mr. Shahwani said. He said the hospital administration directed to make sure better health facilities for the injured children.

Sound of blast heard far and wide 

The sound of the blast was heard far and wide causing panic in Quetta’s Western neighborhood. The children belong to one family. Panic prevailed in the area in the aftermath of the blast that claimed the lives of innocent children. Scores of people from nearby areas reached the victim’s family to express solidarity with the broken parents.

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Quetta Voice is an English Daily covering all unfolding political, economic and social issues relating to Balochistan, Pakistan's largest province in terms of area. QV's main focus is on stories related to education, promotion of quality education and publishing reports about out of school children in the province. QV has also a vigilant eye on health, climate change and other key sectors.