At least four people were killed and 19 injured in an explosion that targeted security officials’ vehicles and civilians in Quetta. Deobandi takfiri terrorists and secular separatists have imposed war on Pakistan in its Balochistan province.
A Frontier Corps (FC) vehicle was the target of blast, Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti confirmed. Two FC vehicles, three rickshaws and motorcycles were also damaged as result of the blast.
Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Police Quetta Abdul Razzaq Cheema said most of the victims were civilians and a child was among the dead, in what was apparently a suicide blast.
The injured have been shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta, while those critically injured have been moved to Trauma Centre.
The intensity of the blast rocked the entire Sariab road area, following which shopkeepers pulled down their shutters. Traffic was also suspended as result of the blast.
Police and personnel of FC cordoned off the area as investigation into the blast went underway.
Sariab road is considered to be one of the more sensitive areas of Quetta. Miscreants in the area have been targeting security forces, police and officials for more than a decade.
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