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Quetta blasts toll rises to 102


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Debris and mangled vehicles are seen at the site of a bomb explosion in Quetta on January 10, 2013. — Photo by AFP

QUETTA: The death toll from the explosions in Quetta rose to 102 on Friday, DawnNews reported.

Senior police official Hamid Shakeel in Quetta told the Associated Press that five more of the wounded died overnight.

He said funerals would be held in various parts of the city later Friday.   

As many as 81 people had been reported killed on Thursday night in suicide and car bomb blasts in Quetta’s Alamdar Road area whereas 12 people were reported killed the same day when a bomb went off near a vehicle of the Frontier Corps at Bacha Khan Chowk.

A cameraman and a reporter of a private news channel, a computer operator of a news agency and nine police personnel, including two senior police officers, were among the dead, while 10 army and FC personnel were injured in the blasts.

A majority of the people killed in the Alamdar Road blasts belonged to the Hazara Shia community.

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Jan 11, 2013 03:46pm
The wheel of violence is perpetual. There are no winners, only losers.
Nivit Kumar Yadav
Jan 11, 2013 10:47am
It's a sad news. We need to rethink our strategy on how to fight terrorism. I am from India and feel sad when every forthnightly something like this happens in Pakistan. Pakistan needs to do something to curb such activity. I fear such activity may engulf whole of South Asia if not handled properly
Jan 11, 2013 08:22am
Really? Why do you support this in India then?
Jan 11, 2013 08:09am
This madness must stop for the sake of humanity.
Abdur Razzaque
Jan 11, 2013 10:15am
Please stop this kind of brutality in the name of Allah (swt). It is Haram and it is a kind of direct insult of the teachings and practices of prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him). Violence can not solve the problem rather it ignites more and open the path of more violence that ultimately will ruin our own existence.