Blast kills six, injures 35 in Quetta

Published October 10, 2013
Security personnel gather at the site of a blast where a bicycle bomb tore through a crowded market area near a police station in Quetta on October 10, 2013.—AFP Photo
Security personnel gather at the site of a blast where a bicycle bomb tore through a crowded market area near a police station in Quetta on October 10, 2013.—AFP Photo
Security personnel gather at the site of a blast where a bicycle bomb tore through a crowded market area near a police station in Quetta on October 10, 2013.—AFP Photo
Security personnel gather at the site of a blast where a bicycle bomb tore through a crowded market area near a police station in Quetta on October 10, 2013.—AFP Photo

QUETTA: At least six people were killed Thursday when a bomb exploded outside a police station in a busy marketplace in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province.

Commissioner Quetta Usman Gul confirmed the death toll and said 35 other people were also injured in the blast.

According to police, the bomb was planted in a bicycle parked outside the City police station near the City Centre market in the provincial capital.

“It was a timed device which was planted in a bicycle,” Quetta police chief Abdul Razaaq Cheema told news agency AFP. He said the bomb used up to six kilograms of explosive material.

The dead included a policeman while the injured included women and children as well as police officers, Cheema said.

The blast also damaged several shops and vehicles parked in the market.

No militant group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

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