A private security guard was killed and eight others sustained serious injuries when explosives planted in a hotel on Joint Road in Quetta exploded on Wednesday night.
According to police, miscreants had planted explosives beneath a table in Mir hotel.
“People were busy eating and some youngsters were playing cards when the blast occurred. It damaged the hotel’s furniture and scattered the windowpanes of nearby buildings,” a police official said. Rescue workers pulled out the injured and moved them to Civil Hospital Quetta where doctors described the condition of three of the injured as critical.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 16th, 2012.