Bomb blast in Quetta kills one, injures 18

Blast took place near the Bacha Khan Chowk of Quetta city

Mohammad Zafar July 05, 2015
Security personnel gather around the site of bomb explosion in Quetta on July 5, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

QUETTA: At least one person was killed while 18 others got injured in an IED blast near Bacha Khan Chowk area of Quetta on Sunday afternoon.

DIG Quetta Abdul Razzaq Cheema while speaking to media confirmed the casualties.

“Terrorists have now chosen common people as their target,” he said.

People were shopping in the area’s main market when the blast took place.

Police and security forces soon reached the site and cordoned off the area. The deceased and injured meanwhile were shifted to the civil hospital.

Read: Four policemen killed in Quetta gun attack

According to the hospital sources, four people, including a woman, are in critical condition.

BDS officials said around 5kg of explosive material was used in the attack.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

Earlier on May 22, at least one person was killed and seven others including four FC personnel injured in a remote-controlled blast near Qambrani road.


Full circle | 8 years ago | Reply The Quetta Shura, what a great idea. All of them are calling themselves ISIS now.
Saifan Khan | 8 years ago | Reply This could go on for another 100 years.
Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

For more information, please see our Comments FAQ