Blast on Saryab Road: FC convoy targeted in Quetta

Published: May 1, 2012

QUETTA: A convoy of the Frontier Corps was targeted in a blast on Saryab Road in Quetta on Tuesday.

At least two people were killed and 16 injured as a result of the blast. The dead included a student in his early teens.

Five security personnel and a police constable were among the injured.

It has also been reported that families of the FC personnel were traveling with the convoy at the time of the blast.

Express News correspondent Irfan Rana reported that the blast took place near WAPDA Grid Station when the FC convoy was passing by. Initial reports had suggest that this could have been a remote controlled bomb.

Police officials have claimed that the bomb was planted inside a car.

Nearby transportation also caught fire after the blast.

Police and security personnel cordoned off the area and emergency teams were dispatch to the site.

An emergency was declared at Civil hospital after the blast.

Correction: Express News had earlier reported that five people were killed as a result of the blast. The death toll has been corrected in the story.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    May 1, 2012 - 2:46PM

    I there any single day in the year when Pakistan does not face terrorism?

    What is required is to develop an integrated intelligence network to keep an eye on every single person as what he or she is up to?

    There is no doubt about it that there are few groups that are creating law and order situation but if the entire nation will be become vigilant, we all can combat and eradicate terrorism from the country once and for all.

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  • Faesal
    May 1, 2012 - 3:08PM

    BLA/TTP terrorists and foreign agents at it again. May the God’s wrath be upon them all

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  • Raw is War.
    May 1, 2012 - 3:46PM

    here we go again.

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  • Naveed Alam Khattak
    May 1, 2012 - 4:52PM

    We are facing local as well as international terrorism. The most dangerous one is local, which is becoming more dangerous bcz of our corrupt leaders. It seems that there is no govt in Pakistan and we are living in a jungle, where there is no law. People like me are losing hope. Let us join hands to vote Imran Khan and tell them that enough is enough.

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  • May 1, 2012 - 5:20PM

    Another opportunity for FC and Army to give a befitting reply.to these terrorist enemies of Pakistan.

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  • AllahRukha
    May 1, 2012 - 9:57PM

    @Pakistani Hindu:
    Another opportunity for FC and Army to give a befitting reply.to these terrorist enemies of Pakistan.

    You are right brother. But that opportunity will be taken over by our media, “intellectuals” and “free judiciary” to shift blame to armed forces and present militants as victims.

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  • May 2, 2012 - 2:38AM

    Can’t some one finally do something about these BLA and other nationalist traitors? Their not just targeting the Frontier Corps but their also killing thousands of settler civilians who have lived in Balochistan peacefully.

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