At least one police official martyred in Quetta blast

At least 17 other people injured including 11 police personnel


Mohammad Zafar October 18, 2021
Police vehicle attacked in Quetta. Photo: Express

QUETTA:

At least one police official was martyred and 13 others were injured on Monday in an improvised explosive device (IED) attack on a police vehicle parked at the gate of Balochistan University in Quetta.

Security forces reached the incident site and established a cordon around the area while an emergency was declared at the local Civil Hospital.

An investigation into the blast has been initiated by security forces.

Balochistan government spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani confirmed that a motorcycle fitted with an IED was used in the attack and four citizens were also injured in the attack.

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The government spokesperson added that those involved in the attack will be arrested and brought to justice.

Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal condemned the attack on the provincial police forces and summoned a report on the incident.

Expressing grief at the martyrdom of the police official, the chief ordered for the best possible treatment for the injured and said those responsible for such acts will be brought to justice.

Earlier in August, two police personnel were martyred while many others sustained injures when a powerful blast targeted their vehicle near a luxury hotel in Quetta.

 

 

 

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