At least four injured in IED explosion in Quetta

FC vehicle also damaged in attack; CTD says timed device comprising 1kg explosive materials used


Zafar Baloch July 26, 2021
A file photo of the aftermath of a blast in Quetta. PHOTO: EXPRESS/File

QUETTA:

At least four people were injured when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off within the jurisdiction of Hazar Ganji police station in Quetta on Monday.

According to the Balochistan Counter-Terrorism Department spokesperson, the explosion happened around 7:40am, outside the main gate of the area’s fruit market.

Apart from the injured, a Balochistan Frontier Corps (FC) vehicle also got slightly damaged in the attack.

Reports revealed that the explosive device was timed and had around one kilogramme of explosive material.

It was reported that CTD teams rushed to the spot to gather further evidence.

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Earlier in June, an FC soldier embraced martyrdom when terrorists targeted a water bowser through a pressurised improvised explosive device (IED) on M-8 motorway near Hoshab in Balochistan, according to a statement issued by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The military's media wing said that Sepoy Kifait Ullah was a resident of Sibi. "A sanitisation operation is in progress to apprehend the perpetrators of the attack," it added.

The ISPR further said that “such cowardly acts by inimical elements, backed by Hostile Intelligence Agencies (HIAs) cannot sabotage the hard-earned peace and prosperity in Balochistan”.

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