2 killed, 20 injured in Quetta rocket attacks

One rocket exploded outside a shop in Kandhari bazaar. Another rocket destroyed three houses on Kasi road.


Irfan Rana/Web Desk May 26, 2012

QUETTA: At least two people were killed and 20 injured as two blasts rocked Quetta on Saturday evening, Express News reported.

According to CCPO Quetta Mir Zubair Jabbar, two rockets were fired from an unidentified location. One of the rockets fell outside a shoe store in the Kandhari bazaar, near Manan square, as its owner was closing down for the night. The explosion killed two men and injured 17 others.

The second rocket destroyed three houses on Kasi road, injuring three people.

Police and rescue officials had reached the site of the blast, shifting the injured to Civil Hospital, while the police had cordoned off the area.

Talking to Express News, CCPO Quetta said that similar attacks have occurred in the past and that they will soon bring the assailants to justice.

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