QUETTA, Feb 17: A police officer was killed and eight other people, including an MQM candidate and two police personnel, were injured in different attacks on Sunday night.According to police sources, MQM candidate for NA-259 Abdul Ghani Kasi was sitting in his election office when some unknown people riding a motorbike hurled a hand-grenade which exploded in the office.
“The candidate and three MQM workers received serious injuries,” Rehmatullah Niazi, DIG Operations, told Dawn.
Soon after the attack, police and personnel of other law-enforcement agencies arrived at the place and took the injured to the civil hospital. “The condition of two victims is serious,” hospital sources said.
Meanwhile, four other people, including two police officers, were injured in Killi Qambrani, in the outskirts of Quetta, when some people attacked the polling station with a hand-grenade.
The injured included sub-inspector Malik Ramzan and ASI Mohammad Ejaz.
Some people hurled a hand-grenade on the roof of a government high school in Killi Ismail housing a polling station. Another blast was reported from Sariab area while two other polling stations and the office of a union council were bombed in Mashkey.
A bomb exploded near the Turbat Model High School. Bomb blasts were also reported from Sado-Jhakrani area of Jaffarabad, Khuzdar, Mach, Kalat, Tump, Awaran and Killi Jamaldini of Noshki in government buildings housing polling stations.
However, no casualty was reported in these blasts.
Some armed men shot dead a police officer in Brewery road area on Sunday night.