QUETTA: At least two people were killed and 10 others, including three FC personnel, were injured when a blast took place in the Almo Chowk area of Quetta on Tuesday, reported Express News.
According to initial reports, a timed bomb was planted in a cycle parked at Almo Chowk which exploded when an FC vehicle passed by. The explosion damaged nearby shops and other vehicles.
“Two people passing by were killed in the blast and nine others wounded. The injured also included three FC soldiers,” Wazir Khan Nasir, a senior police official told AFP.
Another police official Zubair Mehmood told AFP that the blast occurred five kilometres outside Quetta.
“The FC convoy was a target apparently. Around 5kg of explosive was installed in the bicycle parked roadside. It exploded when the FC convoy passed nearby,” he said.
The injured have been shifted to a nearby hospital.
Police and FC personnel reached the site soon after the incident. Security officials resorted to aerial firing to disperse people from the area.