QUETTA: At least four policemen were injured on Monday in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in the Mian-Ghundi area of the provincial capital.
According to the police, the blast took place near a police vehicle. The explosive material was rigged to a motorcycle parked near the roadside.
Rescue workers and security forces have reached the site of the incident. The injured were being shifted to a nearby hospital.
The blast also damaged the police vehicle. The law enforcement agencies have cordoned off the area and started collecting evidence, while further investigation was under way.
So far no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, they added.
Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal condemned the blast and said such incidents cannot down the police’s morale. In a statement, the CM said action against anti-state elements would continue till terrorism is stamped out.
He prayed for the good health and speedy recovery of the injured policemen. Kamal issued directives to the authorities to provide the best treatment to the injured.