Two policemen embrace martyrdom as explosion rocks Quetta

File photo.
File photograph.

QUETTA: Two policemen embraced martyrdom whereas 21 others had been injured after a bomb blast happened at Quetta’s Zarghoon Road on Sunday night. 

According to Deputy Inspector General Quetta Azhar Ikram,  the explosion occurred at Zarghoon Road, near town’s University Chowk. He added that the explosives had been planted on a bike, whereas the bomb disposal squad stated 4 kilogrammes of explosives had been used within the blast.

The explosion happened near a police van, resulting in the dying of two policemen. Meanwhile, twelve different policemen sustained accidents.

The injured have been shifted to town’s Civil Hospital, DIG Quetta stated, including that the home windows of close by buildings had been shattered as a result of explosion.

The DIG Quetta added that based on the preliminary investigation, the blast was carried out by utilizing a timed machine. 

“The policemen were on duty when the explosion occurred, leading to the martyrdom of two,” he stated. “Meanwhile, the injured are receiving top-class treatment at the hospital but three of them are in critical condition.”

The DIG Quetta added that the police had already obtained a menace associated to an assault, including that the forces are on excessive alert.

Later within the night, a hand grenade assault happened at Quetta’s Saryab Road. Police confirmed that not less than one particular person sustained accidents in the course of the assault. 

Chief Minister of Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan has condemned the incident. Meanwhile, Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed has ordered a probe into the incident.

Other authorities and opposition leaders additionally condemned the incident, together with info minister Fawad Chaudhry,  PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, and PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif.


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