File Photo: Police and Frontier Corps personnel reached the spot of the explosion in Hazar Ganji area of Quetta: Photo taken from social media

Quetta: Four injured in Hazar Ganji blast

Staff Reporter :

At least four people were injured in a blast in Quetta’s Hazar Ganji area on Monday morning. Sources in the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) said four passersby got injured in the blast that rocked the western outskirts of the city.

“It was a time-device with almost 1kg explosives”, sources in the CTD stated. A frontier corps (FC) vehicle was slightly damaged in the attack. Balochistan Police Chief, Muhammad Tahir Rai said the terrorists had planted an improvised explosive device in a motorcycle. The IED was detonated by remote control, the police chief mentioned.

Rescue workers and residents of the area rushed the injured to the Bolan Medical Complex Hospital (BMCH) for medical treatment. Emergency imposed in the hospital to provide medical treatment to the injured of the blast. The condition of the two injured was critical as per doctors on duty.

The blast also smashed the glasses of nearby shops. Police and Frontier Corps (FC) personnel reached the spot as an investigation into the incident went underway. Security tightened in the area after the blast.

Shahwani condemns the incident 

Spokesman government of Balochistan, Liaquat Shahwani strongly condemned the incident. Mr. Shahwani took to social media network Twitter and warned that the perpetrators of the terror act would be brought to justice.

This incident has come after three weeks when six security personnel were injured in a blast at Quetta’s airport. The terrorists had targeted a vehicle of the security forces through an improvised explosive device.

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