Three dead, 12 injured in Quetta hand grenade attack

Published: October 1, 2014

QUETTA: At least three people were killed and 12 wounded on Wednesday after a barber shop was attacked with a hand grenade in Langoabad area on Quetta’s Double Road.

Police and security forces rushed to the site, while rescue workers transported the dead and wounded to Provincial Sandeman Hospital in Quetta. One of the deceased was identified as Ghulam Shabir.

“The victims have splinter and bullet wounds,” medics at the hospital said. Two of the injured are in critical condition.

“Two people were killed and seven wounded,” Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Quetta, Abdul Razzaq Cheema confirmed to The Express Tribune.

Police suspect this could be a targeted attack on settlers in Quetta. “Police are investigating the incident; I am at the hospital and recording statement of victims,” SHO Industrial Town Shaukat told The Express Tribune.

The unidentified assailants opened fire and hurled a hand grenade before escaping on a motorbike, he added. Police have cordoned off the area after the incident.

No one claimed responsibility for the attack till the filing of this report.

Separate incidents of violence

In a separate incident, one person was killed as a photographer’s shop was attacked with a hand grenade on Sariab Road.

A woman and a child were killed in a domestic dispute on Joint Road, Quetta as well.


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Reader Comments (8)

  • Moiz Omar
    Oct 1, 2014 - 12:15PM


  • Indian
    Oct 1, 2014 - 1:03PM

    you will reap as you sow.


  • Kk
    Oct 1, 2014 - 1:51PM

    you will not express any condolences because you are Indian.


  • vaqas
    Oct 1, 2014 - 2:50PM

    What a heartless and vile thing to say on the deaths of innocent loved ones. May you have sanity prevail. So sad. And may the loved ones have the courage to deal with this tragic ordeal.


  • ani
    Oct 1, 2014 - 3:16PM

    @Indian: What you said may be true, but, there is a time and place for saying something..Recommend

  • Shakeela Khan
    Oct 1, 2014 - 3:36PM

    Tragic. May Allah give patience to those families who lost their loved ones. People please pay your condolences for the sake of humanity. Its a loss of a human life and stop with the Indian Pakistani negative differences.


  • Khurram
    Oct 1, 2014 - 3:41PM

    shameless attitude


  • Lahori
    Oct 1, 2014 - 4:41PM

    A typical Indian comment, nothing new coming out of your evil mind, only bashing. What else we can expect from you.


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