7 martyred in Quetta suicide blast

Statesman Report

QUETTA: A suicide bomber, apparently targeting a religious party’s protest in Quetta, left at least seven martyred and 21 injured on Monday.

The injured, three of them in a critical condition, have been shifted to hospital.

According to details, the suicide bomber was coming from Sharae Iqbal when he reached near a security protection provided to the demonstrators near the Quetta Press Club the police personnel tried to stop him but he exploded himself hitting the police vehicle.

A number of vehicles were badly damaged and scores of buildings’ window panes also shattered in the blast.

Two policemen identified as Abdul Rasool s/o Abdul Majeed; Mohammad Zaman s/o Muhammad Hasan, and one Levies personnel M.Hameed s/o Abdul Ghafoor were among the dead.

The civilians who lost their lives during the explosion were including Muhammad Naseem s/o Abdul Haleem, Manzoor Ahmad s/o Abdul Sanoor, Ahmad Ullah s/o Abdullah khan and Hazrat Ali s/o Nasrullah.

The law enforcement agencies have cordoned off the area for investigation.

Balochistan has been wrecked by ethnic, sectarian, militant and separatist violence fed by a potpourri of groups.

No group has claimed the responsibility for the blast.