Islamabad, October 18: At least seven police personnel were killed while twenty-two others injured in a suicide bomb explosion on busy Road in Pakistan’s Quetta on Wednesday.
Civil Hospital Quetta Spokesperson Wasim Baig confirmed seven casualties and said that eight injured had been brought to the medical facility where emergency has been imposed.
Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti while condemning the attack confirmed that six policemen had lost their lives in the attack while 22 others were injured and being treated at the Civil Hospital and Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Quetta.
Meanwhile, Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Abbasi have strongly deplored the suicide blast in Quetta. They prayed for the departed souls and commiserated with the bereaved families.
Abbasi said such type of cowardly acts cannot deter the resolve of the nation against terrorism. He directed the authorities concerned to provide best medical facilities to the injured
Fifteen people, including eight soldiers, were martyred when a suicide bomber targeted a military truck near the Pishin bus stop in Quetta on August 13.
Earlier in June, 14 people including seven policemen lost their lives in a suicide blast that shook Shuhada Chowk in Quetta's Gulistan Road area.