Two dead, six injured in Quetta blasts

Updated Nov 20, 2013 08:54pm
-AFP File Photo
-AFP File Photo

QUETTA: Three powerful coordinated blasts rocked Quetta, the capital of militancy-hit Balochistan province on Wednesday night, police said.

Two people were killed and six others injured in three blasts on Sirki Road and Moti Ram Road area of Quetta.

Muhammad Ismail, a police official told Dawn.com that a bomb planted by militants in a drain on Moti Ram killed one person and injured another four.

"The bomb went off with big bang at Moti Ram road when people were coming out of the nearby mosque," he said.

One person identified as Shah Jehan was killed in the blast. The injured were soon rushed to nearby civil hospital for medical treatment.

In another incident, militants hurled a bomb at an official building on Sirki Road area of Quetta. The blast was followed by another one soon after.

Police said the third bomb, planted by militants in a rickshaw, went off when people gathered in the aftermath of the first blast.

Police said three people sustained injuries in the second blast. Coordinated blasts on Sirki Road smashed glass and window panes of nearby shops and homes in the area.

Police and rescue workers were quick at the scene to shift the injured to civil hospital Quetta for medical treatment.

There has been no claim of responsiblity for the explosions.

These explosions have come after the Balochistan Government evolved a security plan to ensure peace in the restive capital of the province.

According to Home and Tribal Affairs Department, more than 400 cameras would be installed at all sensitive locations of Quetta to ensure proper monitoring of the city.

Under the security plan, the number of police and frontier corps would be doubled to maintain order.

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