Quetta blast death toll reaches 16

Police recover nine bombs from site and nearby buildings, defused by the Bomb Disposal Squad.

Express December 31, 2011

QUETTA: The number of deaths from the Friday evening explosion in Quetta increased, taking the death toll to 16 on Saturday, reported Express News.

The bomb had exploded in front of the house of Shafiq Mengal, the son of former federal minister Naseer Mengal.

According to the police, one more body was recovered from the debris of the buildings on Abab Karam Road, which were destroyed in the blast.

Police also recovered nine bombs from the site and nearby buildings, which have been defused by the Bomb Disposal Squad.

While a case against the incident has been registered at the Saryab Police Station, the police have arrested more than a dozen suspected assailants.

The entire city of Quetta was rocked by the explosion which was heard within a radius of several kilometres. A house and several cars parked nearby were gutted in the fire triggered by the blast.

The blast injured at least 35 people, while wrecked nearby buildings and shops.


M Ali Khan | 9 years ago | Reply

@numbersnumbers: you have not been following websites like BalochJohd and various twitter accounts of Baloch separatists who have loudly and proudly admitted carrying out this attack against Shafiq Mengal.

Jehangir Baloch | 9 years ago | Reply

@baloch mengal - Poor Indian voice trying to grab on to Kashmir and create terror in Balochistan.

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