Quetta Blast kills 14 People
QUETTA: At least 14 people were killed with several others injuries when a roadside bomb exploded in Quetta’s Satellite Town on Wednesday morning.
Rescue sources said, the blast took place near police van infront of anti-polio centre in the area, killing mostly police personnel.
The area has been completely cordoned off and at least thirteen injured were shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta, where emergency has been declared, rescue sources said.
According to SP Saryab, fourteen dead bodies were also brought to Quetta’s civil hospital. The dead could not be identified immediately however most of them were policemen deputed on the protection of teams. One passer by was also killed in the blast.
Two police vehicles were damaged in the explosion.
The officials fear that there could be more deaths in blast as five of the injured were said to be in serious condition.
Balochistan Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti told newsmen that nature of the blast could not be determined however investigation was underway. He feared that blast was suicide attack.
It is also pertinent to be mentioned here that three-day anti-polio vaccination drive was started from Monday in Balochistan, FATA, KPK and Gilgit Baltistan. Over 5 million children were expected to be vaccinated in the campaign.
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