Seven people including policemen were killed and 21 injured, the explosion took place while a demonstration was taking place near the Quetta Press Club located on Shahrah-i-Adalat on Monday. Several vehicles parked nearby were also damaged due to the impact of the explosion, confirmed Quetta Deputy Inspector General Abdul Razzaq Cheema.
According to Cheema, 21 others have also been injured in the incident. He added that so far, The nature of the blast was not immediately clear the blast seems to be a suicide attack. Security personnel have cordoned off the area and are conducting a search operation.
Meanwhile, Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan directed the IGP to submit a report within the next 24 hours.
Taking notice of the incident, Prime Minister Imran Khan grieved the loss of human lives in the blast, the premier also directed the authorities concerned to provide the best medical treatment to the injured, reported Radio Pakistan.
Balochistan Governor Amanullah Khan Yasinzai in a statement said “Such a cowardly attack can’t weaken the morale of the nation and the security forces. Measures should be taken to foil the nefarious designs of militants”, adding that law enforcement agencies should take stern action against such elements.”
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28 March, 2020