People gathered at the site of the blast on Moti Ram Road Quetta: Photo grabbed from a video on social media

Staff Reporter:

QUETTA: Several people were injured in a blast in the Moti Ram Road area of the city on Thursday evening. Police sources said unknown miscreants lobbed a hand grenade at a shop on Moti Ram Road. The blast left several people injured. “We received two injured of the blast”, Waseem Baig, the Spokesman of civil hospital Quetta said. He said both the injured were shifted to the trauma center in the civil hospital.

Emergency declared in the hospital

An emergency was declared in the hospital to provide medical treatment to those injured by the blast. Police reached the spot and cordoned off the area to probe into the incident. Shopkeepers pulled down shutters after the blast, which was heard far and wide in the city. A crowd of people also gathered at the spot of the explosion.

Security was tightened in and around the area after the blast.

CM Bizenjo dismays over increasing acts of terrorism in Balochistan

Chief Minister Balochistan, Mir Quddus Bizenjo strongly condemned the blast and directed the authorities to arrest the culprits behind the attack. In a statement issued after the attack, Mr. Bizenjo was dismayed over increasing acts of violence and terrorist acts in Balochistan and directed the police and other law enforcement agencies to arrest the perpetrators of terrorism.

He directed the additional chief secretary home and the inspector general of police to probe into the incident and make sure of the arrest of the culprits in this regard.

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