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Three killed, 20 injured in SW Pakistan's suicide blast

2021 Sep 05, 19:02, ISLAMABAD
File Photo: Quetta, the capital city of Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province Source: Google Maps

At least three people were killed and 20 others injured when a suicide bomber ripped himself off at a vehicle of paramilitary troops in Quetta, the capital city of Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province on Sunday morning, rescue teams said.

The incident happened at about 7:30 am local time when the bomber hit his explosive-laden motorbike into one of the vehicles of the Frontier Corps (FC) convoy, on the outskirts of the city, Muhammad Zeeshan, manager operations at the rescue department of Edhi Foundation Quetta, told Xinhua.

Police sources from the city told Xinhua that the FC convoy was assigned to provide security to the minority ethnic group of Hazara community in the city, and it was on its routine patrolling when it came under attack.

The injured people including FC personnel and passersby were shifted to a nearby hospital where several of them were said to be in critical condition, the rescue official said.

After the investigation, the bomb disposal squad said that about 5 to 6 kg of explosives were used in the attack.

No group has claimed the attack yet.

The area was cordoned off for further investigations, and the bomber's remains were sent for a forensic test. 


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