QUETTA: A powerful blast killed at least 12 people, of which eight were policemen, and injured 21 others in the Bhosa Mandi area of Quetta on Thursday morning.

Fayyaz Sumbal, the Deputy Inspector General Police, said unknown militants targeted the vehicle of police's Rapid Response Force (RRP) through a remote control bomb in Eastern Bypass area of Quetta.

He said militants had planted explosive materials in a car, which was parked on the roadside.

"When vehicle of RRF reached the spot, there was a huge blast," he said.

Sumbal said the strength of blast destroyed police vehicles and nearby buildings.

"More than 100 kgs explosives were used in the blast," an official of bomb disposal squad told Dawn.com. The injured were immediately rushed to civil hospital Quetta for medical treatment.

Emergency was imposed in hospital to ensure treatment to injured persons.

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Zoyay Meem
May 23, 2013 10:47 am

It’s a very sad incident indeed and this thing is very obvious that certain external forces are trying their best to destabilize Pakistan with the help of their local agents. Another failed effort of yesterday in Karachi where Chinese engineers were the target is another example. It’s really a matter of grave concern and I believe that will be the prime challenge for Sharif government to root out these forces and eradicate this terrorism acts and their masterminds who are trying to disintegrate our country.

shayar badnam
May 23, 2013 4:15 pm

@Zoyay Meem: TTP already claimed attack so , keep ur external forces conspiracy concept out of it.

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