Blast site after a police vehicle was targeted in Quetta: Photo taken from social media

Syed Ali Shah:



At least four people were killed when a blast targeted a police vehicle in Quetta’s Kandahari Bazar on Monday evening. Waseem Baig, the Spokesman of civil hospital Quetta said four dead bodies were from the hospital. Mr. Baig stated that nine people were injured as a result of the blast.

The blast also damaged several vehicles parked outside shops in the area. The blast was heard far and wide causing panic in the area. Police were quick at the spot and the injured in the blast were rushed to the civil hospital Quetta for medical treatment. An emergency was declared in the trauma center civil hospital to provide medical treatment to the injured by the blast.

High explosives used in the attack: Mandokhail

Rafo Jan Mandokhail, an officer of the civil defense Quetta said the bomb was planted in a motorcycle parked near the police vehicle. “High explosives were used in the attack”, Mr. Mandokhail said.

The blast also smashed the glass of nearby shops and shopping malls in the area. The bomb went off in the commercial hub of Quetta, Pakistan’s Southwestern city.

CM Balochistan condemns the attack

Chief Minister Balochistan, Mir Quddus Bizenjo strongly condemned the blast and directed the police to arrest the terrorists involved in the attack. In a statement issued after the blast, Mr. Bizenjo expressed grief and sorrow over the incident and directed the hospital administration to provide better health facilities to the injured by the blast.

Home Minister Balochistan, Mir Ziaullah Langove strongly condemned the attack and termed it a conspiracy against the traditional peace of the province.

This incident has come a day after the armed accused opened fire and killed two policemen in Quetta’s Kuchlak area. One attacker was also killed in the attack.

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