Security personnel gather at the site of a bomb explosion in Quetta. -AFP Photo
QUETTA: A blast near an election candidate’s corner meeting near Haq Bahu house on Sariab road in Quetta on Sunday killed one child and injured five persons.
Shams Mengal, an independent candidate from PB-6 constituency was holding a public meeting with regards to electioneering for the upcoming polls when the blast occured nearby.
Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) reached the area and was conducting a sweep operation in the area.
No one claimed responsibility for the attack as yet but police sources suspected that insurgent militants were behind the incident.
The blast caused damage to nearby shops.
Initial reports suggested that the bomb was a remotely-detonated-planted device.
Emergency and rescue teams reach to the site of the blast and the victims were shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta for treatment.