Quetta explosion: Investigation official survives attempt on life

Published: January 30, 2011

Security officials examine the wreckage of a vehicle after bomb explosion in Quetta on January 29, 2011. PHOTO: AFP

QUETTA: 

Seven people were injured on Saturday after terrorists used LPG cylinders in an attack to kill Superintendent of Police (SP) – Investigations.

The injured include three police personnel and three children.

“The attack targeted SP Investigations Shahban Ali, who narrowly escaped the explosion,” DIG Operations Hamid Shahkil said, adding that three of the SP’s security personnel were injured.

“Two LPG cylinders were used in the attack,” station house officer Jaffar Khan told The Express Tribune.

He confirmed that no explosive material was used in the blast.

The LPG cylinders that were planted in a van were blown up through a remote-controlled device when the SP’s official vehicle passed near a roundabout between the Alamdar and Nechari Road, in the heart of Quetta city.

Four passers-by, including three children between the ages of eight and 10 also received injuries.

The injured were taken to state-run Sandeman Hospital where they were said to be out of danger.

Meanwhile a spokesperson for the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi phoned offices of media organisations and said they were behind the attack.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 30th, 2011.

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