Two policemen embrace martyrdom as explosion rocks Quetta

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

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

The explosion befell near a police van, resulting in the loss of life of two policemen. Meanwhile, twelve different policemen sustained accidents.

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

The DIG Quetta added that in accordance with the preliminary investigation, the blast was carried out through the use of 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 risk associated to an assault, including that the forces are on excessive alert.

Later within the night, a hand grenade assault befell at Quetta’s Saryab Road. Police confirmed that a minimum of one particular person sustained accidents throughout 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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