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.
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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.