One killed, 14 hurt in Quetta grenade blast

Published August 5, 2022
This photo shows an ambulance at the site of grenade blast in Quetta on Thursday night. — DawnNewsTV
This photo shows an ambulance at the site of grenade blast in Quetta on Thursday night. — DawnNewsTV

QUETTA: A man was killed and 14 others, including two children, were injured in a grenade attack targeting roadside stalls selling national flags, late on Thursday night.

The blast took place at the Joint Road Square near Raisani Road.

Police said unknown motorcyclists hurled the grenade at the stalls selling national flags and other decoration items in connection with the upcoming Independence Day on Aug 14. The grenade exploded near the stalls, killing one man and injuring 14 others.

The assailants fled the scene after the incident. Police and Frontier Corps personnel rushed to the site and shifted the body and the injured to a nearby hospital.

“One body and 14 injured were brought to the hospital,” Dr Wasim Baig, a spokesman for Quetta’s Civil Hospital, told Dawn.

The man killed in the grenade attack was identified as Surat Khan. SP City Shoukat Janjwa said Mr Khan was purchasing national flags when the blast took place, whereas the injured mostly included sellers.

Published in Dawn, August 5th, 2022

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