10 injured in blast at Quetta's Samungli Road

Published October 14, 2020
This picture shows the site of the blast. — DawnNewsTV
This picture shows the site of the blast. — DawnNewsTV
Police cordoned off the area after the blast was reported. — DawnNewsTV
Police cordoned off the area after the blast was reported. — DawnNewsTV

Ten people were injured in a blast at Quetta's Samungli Road on Wednesday, according to Balochistan government spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani.

Police said that unknown miscreants had thrown a hand grenade at labourers working in the area. Officials cordoned off the area after the incident occured and shifted the injured to the hospital.

"Seven of the injured are under treatment at Bolan Medical College while the remaining are being treated at Civil Hospital," Shahwani said, adding that those responsible for the incident will not be able to escape the clutches of the law.

Meanwhile, Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal condemned the incident and directed authorities concerned to submit a report at the earliest. He also directed that those injured in the incident be provided medical treatment.

"The police and the district administration should bring those responsible for this cowardly attack under the law," he said.

Last month, four people were injured in a blast outside a mosque on Quetta's Sariab Road. The incident had taken place after Friday prayers.

In August, five people were killed and 20 were injured in a blast on Chaman's Mall Road. Unidentified miscreants had planted an improvised explosive device in a motorbike that was parked on the roadside, according to police.

Earlier in July, at least one person was killed, while seven were injured in an explosion in a bazaar in Turbat that was also caused by an IED planted in a motorbike.

In May, seven soldiers, including a junior commissioned officer, were martyred in a bomb blast and an exchange of fire with militants.

Six of the soldiers were martyred in Bolan district when an improvised explosive device went off near the vehicle in which they were travelling. One other was martyred in an exchange of gunfire with militants in Makran district, sources had said.

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