Balochistan University blast martyrs policeman injured 17
Policemen reached the spot after blast outside Balochistan university: Photo grabbed from a video on social media

Balochistan University blast martyrs policeman injured 17

News Desk, Syed Ali Shah, Manan Mandokhail: 

QUETTA: A powerful blast martyred one policeman and injured 17 people outside Balochistan University on Monday evening. The bomb went off near a police vehicle outside the university, police sources said. Police said 17 people including 13 policemen were injured as a result of the blast. The blast also damaged the police vehicle outside the university.

The injured were rushed to civil hospital Quetta for medical treatment. Emergency was imposed in the hospital to provide timely treatment to the injured of the blast. Doctors and paramedics were called to ensure better treatment of the injured, Waseem Baig, the Spokesman civil hospital said.

Blast heard far and wide

Police reached the spot and put a cordon of the area to probe into the blast. The blast was heard far and wide in Quetta city causing panic among the citizens. Police blocked the main Sariab road in the aftermath of the blast, which rocked the entire area.

The blast also smashed the glasses of nearby homes and houses on Sariab road. Panic prevailed among the people after the blast. Frontier Corps personnel also reached the spot after the blast.

A bomb disposal squad was also called in the area to conduct sweeping of the entire area to avert another untoward incident. Security was tightened in and around Quetta after the blast.

In April 2021, a suicide blast killed five people and injured over a dozen in Quetta’s Serena hotel.

Governor Balochistan condemns the blast

Governor Balochistan, Syed Zahoor Ahmed Agha strongly condemned the blast and termed it an attempt on the part of terrorists to disrupt the peace of the province. He said the government would not bow down before the terrorists playing with the lives of innocent people.

Jam Kamal condemns the terrorist act

Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan strongly condemned the terrorist act. In a statement after the blast, the CM said the terrorists involved in the blast would be brought to justice. He said the law would take its course and that none would be spared in this regard.

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