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Blast kills four, injures 15 in Pakistan’s Quetta.
Four people have been killed and fifteen others injured in a bomb blast
targeting a police vehicle in the southwestern Pakistani city of
STORY: At least four people were killed and fifteen others injured in a bomb blast that targeted a police vehicle in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta on Monday (April 10), police and hospital officials said.
According to police officials, the explosion occurred when the vehicle of the Superintendent of Police (SP) investigation Saddar was passing by.
The officials confirmed that the SP investigation was not in his vehicle when the explosion took place. Several vehicles were also damaged in the explosion.
“Around quarter past four, apparently a motorcycle arrived at Shar-e-Iqbal and caused a blast. We are checking on that. Four people, two police officials and two civilians were martyred in the blast,”senior police official Zohaib Mohsin told reporters at the blast site.
Police said that reports showed an improvised explosive device was planted in a motorcycle parked behind the officer's vehicle but they were investigating.
A spokesperson for the Quetta hospital, Wasim Baig, said they had received 15 injured and four dead bodies.
“Fifteen injured persons from Qandahari Bazar blast were brought to emergency department of the hospital. They were provided with medical treatment and subsequently shifted to trauma centre for further evaluation so that the critical ones may be moved to operation theatre. Four dead bodies were brought here, two of them police constables, one child and one other civilian,”he said.
The blast occurred a day after gunmen killed two policemen in Kuchlak, some 25 kilometres off Quetta.
Separatist group the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) claimed responsibility for the blast.
Troubled Balochistan province has seen low scale insurgency for decades where Baloch rebels demand fair share from the province resources.