Two killed, seven injured in Chaman blast
CHAMAN (92 News) – Two people were killed and seven others, including two FC officials, were injured in a blast on the Mall Road on Friday.
The blast was heard far away from the site. The Rescue teams have reached the site.
The blast had been planted in a motorcycle parked near the house of additional deputy commissioner.
Speaking on the occasion, the additional deputy commissioner said that rescue activities are underway in the area. “Our teams are present in the area and a search operation has been launched in the area,” he said.
20 killed, 48 injured in Quetta Hazarganji blast
At least 20 people were killed while 48 were left wounded in an explosion in Quetta area of Hazarganji on Friday.
According to details garnered, the explosion took place early morning in Sabzi Mandi (Vegetable Market) located in Hazarganji area in Quetta.
DIG Quetta Abdul Razaq Cheema confirmed to the media that 20 people, including an FC official, lost their lives in the blast. Thirty others were injured and were undergoing treatment, he added. He also said that eight member of Hazara community are included in the dead persons.
The Quetta DIG also informed that an improvised explosive device (IED) had been hidden among the potatoes bag in the market.
The sources said the blast meant to target the Frontier Constabulary (FC) vehicle parked in the market. Several people were injured in the explosion as they all were shifted to the Bolan Medical Complex.
Buildings located nearby were also damaged in the blast, police said earlier.
Following the explosion, the security cordon has been put in place in the entire area. The bomb disposal squad also reached the site. However, the rescue operation was continued.