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IED planted in a motorcycle explodes wounding 9 in Quetta

QUETTA: Unknown culprits have targeted a police van here today wounding nine people including policemen by means of an IED they have planted on a motorcycle that exploded at the Spinny Road. 

The injured were shifted to Quetta Civil Hospital’s trauma center, where an emergency was imposed.

A relevant piece published earlier: 

IED blast in Quetta leaves cops dead and wounded

QUETTA: As a result of an explosion here at Double Road today at-least one cop (member of the Police Rapid Response Force) lost his life and several got injured. 

According to details unidentified militants had planted an IED here in a motorcycle parked on the roadside. 

The bomb was detonated as soon as a police mobile passed by. Due to the blast two parked vehicles and nearby shops were also affected. 

Those injured are being given medical treatment at Civil Hospital here. Meanwhile, Police and FC personnel cordoned off the site of the blast while investigation of the incident was underway.  


A blaze could be seen at the site of the blast. 


IED explosion in Quetta, three policemen injured

QUETTA: A blast caused by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted on a motorcycle by unknown miscreants targeting a police mobile at Eastern Bypass here today has wounded two policemen. 

Two dead, 15 injured in Quetta blast

QUETTA: At least two people were killed and 15 others injured in an explosion in a market in Quetta’s Mission Chowk, rescue sources said Tuesday.

As per the details, the blast took place in a small market located on the city’s busy Mission Road, killing two persons and wounding 15 others.

The nature of the blast remains unknown.

Following the explosion, rescue staff reached the spot and shifted the body and wounded to local hospital for medical assistance.

Provincial home minister Mir Zia Langov visited the site of the blast and said that the neighboring enemy country was spreading chaos in the Balochistan

Relevant: A man died and 13 others received injuries in a blast in Quetta’s Mission Chowk area on Tuesday evening while Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Jam Kamal Khan along with provincial ministers condemned the incident.

According to police sources, an explosion was occurred at Mission Chowk which left one person dead and 13 others injured. The body and injured were rushed to nearby Civil Hospital’s trauma center where the injured were being treated.
The shops,nearby vehicles and motorbikes were damaged in the blast.
Security forces including police personnel, bomb disposal squad team reached the site and cordoned off the entire area and started investigation.
Provincial Civil Hospital’s Medical Superintendent (MS) told that a body of man namely Abdul Hussain and 13 injured were brought to hospital and emergency was declared in the hospital on the direction of CM Balochistan.
The injured were identified as Syed Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Farooq, Ali Jan, Hussain Ali, Abdul Hassan, Sirajuddin, Muhammad Irbarhim, Abbas Ali, Muhammad Jan, Muhammad Ismail, Muhammad Ali, Salman Ali and Nadir Ali.
Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Jam Kamal Khan along with provincial ministers strongly condemned the incident of blast and expressed their sorrow over the loss of life.
Chief Minister said such cowardly attack would not weaken moral of citizens and security forces as some elements were targeting innocent people who would be brought to justice at any cost. He ordered the health department to ensure provision all facilities to the injured victims.
Mir Jam Kamal Khan expressed his condolence with families of the victims and prayed early recovery of the injured of the blast.
Provincial Home Minister Mir Zia Longov and provincial Minister for Public Health Engineer (PHE) and WASA Haji Noor Muhammad Khan Dummar strongly condemned the blast.
They said measures were being taken to eliminate menace of terrorism as some suspects were trying to sabotage the peace of the province. Both the ministers prayed for early recovery of the injured.

News Pakistan




M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.