Blast kills four, injures 19 in Quetta

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Quetta, Sariab Road bomb blast

QUETTA: At least four people were killed while 19 others were injured in a bomb blast targeting security forces vehicle at Quetta’s Sariab road here on Saturday.
According to rescue sources, the blast occurred near security forces vehicle on Sariab Road in Quetta. Several vehicles parked at the blast site were also damaged in the explosion.
According to the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS), the bomb was detonated through a remote-controlled device.
The blast is expected to be a suicide attack as body parts of the suspect have been found, said police officer.
Meanwhle, rescue teams have arrived at the explosion site to shift the victims to the hospitals. The officers said that causalities are feared as the blast was also heard in far flung areas.
The security forces have cordoned off the entire area and launched a search operation.
Earlier, Additional Inspector General (AIG) Hamid Shakeel Durrani among three officers embraced martyrdom in a suicide blast in Quetta’s Chaman Housing Scheme. The blast occurred when AIG Hamid was going to office from his house.
Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Ramzan and driver Jalil Ahmed also lost their lives while nine other officers sustained severe wounds in the explosion.
Two police vans and motorcycles also got damaged in the blast.

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