At least six injured in Quetta blast

CM Bizenjo condemns explosion, vows to stamp out terrorism in Balochistan


Mohammad Zafar November 13, 2021
A file photo of an earlier blast in Quetta. PHOTO: EXPRESS/File

QUETTA:

At least six people, including four women, were wounded in a blast in Quetta's Nawa Killi area on Saturday, said rescue sources.

Following the blast, police and law enforcement agencies cordoned off the area as rescue officials shifted the injured to Quetta's Civil Hospital.

Police officials said the target of the attack was a police mobile deployed in the area and added that at least four kilogrammes of explosive material was used in the remote control blast.

Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo condemned the attack. "Subversive elements want to destroy the province's peace. The protection of citizens' lives and properties is our foremost priority," he said in a statement.

"We will end the chaos of terrorism with the cooperation of the people," he stressed.

Earlier in October, at least one police official was martyred and 13 others were injured in an 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.

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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