Pakistan: Blast in Quetta leaves one cop dead, 10 injured

Vishal S

Islamabad, Oct 15: One policeman died and 10 others injured in a blast in Pakistan's Quetta on Tuesday, said reports. Five more cops were among the wounded persons. Blast is said to have taken place near Double Road in the Balochistan's capital Quetta.

A loud explosion reportedly took place on the Double Road in front of a famous car showroom. The blaze erupted at the site of the explosion after the blast, DAWN News reported.

[Over 120 killed in suicide blast in Balochistan, Baloch leader Siraj Raisani among dead]

Balochistan Home Minister Mir Ziaullah Langove condemned the terror attack and vowed to thwart any attempt to spread chaos in the province, an Express Tribune report said. He directed authorities to ensure best possible treatment of the wounded persons.

On September 28, at least three people including the leader of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) Maulana Mohammad Hanif lost his life a low-intensity blast in Balochistan province's Chaman city.

On September 30, four policemen were injured in a blast in Quetta. The blast took place on Quetta's Dasht Road near the Darakshan police check post.

Last year in July, around 128 people, including Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) leader Siraj Raisani, were killed and over 150 injured in a deadly blast in Balochistan's Mastung district.

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