QUETTA: One person was killed and 13 others, including a woman, were injured on Friday when a hand-grenade exploded close to an auto rickshaw on Sabzal road, a locality on the outskirts of Quetta.

According to police sources, unknown motorcyclists hurled the grenade, apparently targeting a nearby security checkpost, but it landed close to the auto rickshaw passing through the area.

Civil Hospital spokesman Dr Wasim Baig told Dawn that the body and the injured were brought to the hospital.

The condition of at least three of the injured is serious, he added.

Security forces have cordoned off the area and launched a search operation to arrest the attackers.

Quetta Deputy Commissioner Shaihak Baloch and senior police officials also reached the hospital and inquired after the health of the victims.

Published in Dawn, September 17th, 2022

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