Blast injures four people in Quetta

December 10, 2014

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Explosion was carried out through a planted device on Sariab Road as a police vehicle went pass it. - File
Explosion was carried out through a planted device on Sariab Road as a police vehicle went pass it. - File

QUETTA: At least four people were injured in a blast in Quetta's troubled Sariab Road area on Wednesday, police said.

Imran Qureshi, the Superintendent of Police Sariab road told Dawn.com that militants had planted a bomb in a bicycle near Awami Petrol Pump on Sariab Road.

“The bomb went off as a police vehicle approached the area,” he said. Police personnel, however, narrowly escaped ‘the attack’ unhurt, he added.

The injured were rushed to Civil Hospital Quetta for medical treatment. Doctors termed the condition of one of the injured as serious.

Police and Frontier Corps (FC) personnel quickly reached at the site and cordoned off the area to investigate into the incident.

The blast also damaged nearby shops in the area.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. However, police suspect Baloch separatists militant groups could be behind the incident.

The blast has come a day after Spokesman of FC Khan Wasey injured in a firing incident in Double Road area of the Balochistan capital.