Nine hurt in Turbat blast

IED explodes when an FC convoy was passing the area

Mohammad Zafar January 24, 2019
PHOTO: AsimKhanjourno/TWITTER

QUETTA: An explosives-laden motorbike outside a hotel in Turbat town went off on Thursday, injuring at least nine people.

According to security sources, an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded when a Frontier Corps (FC) convoy was passing the area, adding that four FC soldiers and a little girl were among the injured.

Rescue workers and law-enforcement personnel shifted the injured to the District Hospital.

The explosion triggered a fire leaving a plume of smoke in the air.

The FC vehicle and a shop were destroyed due to intensify of the blast.

So far no one has claimed responsibility.

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