Death Toll Rises significantly in Quetta Bomb blast
At least eight people including policemen were killed and 23 others sustained wounds in a bomb explosion at the city s Shahra-e-Iqbal Road near press club on Monday.
As per the initial reports, the blast took place at the city s Shahra-e-Iqbal Road.
Soon after the explosion, police and rescue staff reached the spot and started shifting bodies and injured people to local hospital for medico-legal formalities.
The nature of the blast was not immediately clear. Security officials have also cordoned off the site of the blast.
In January, at least 15 people including Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Ammanullah and the Imam of the mosque had been killed and 19 others sustained injuries in a powerful explosion at a mosque in the provincial capital’s Satellite Town.
The bomb explosion took place when the people were offering Maghrib prayers.