Explosions rock Quetta

Published May 4, 2008

QUETTA, May 3: The provincial capital was rocked on Saturday when three bombs exploded at two different places.

Police sources said two explosions occurred in the early hours at two nearby streets in the Huda area. The bombs had been planted in dustbins close to houses at the Sheikh Omar road and the Ahmed Shah Street.

Window-panes of nearby buildings were shattered. However, no one was injured in the explosions, the sources said.

Another explosion was occurred in the afternoon close to the house of one Nizamuddin Kakar in the Balochi Street area.

Meanwhile, one person was killed and nine others, including eight security personnel, were injured in incidents of hand-grenade attack and firing on Friday’s night.

Police said unidentified people opened fire at a sweet mart in the Killi Kalalo area of Sariab, killing one person and injuring another.

Sources said unidentified people attacked a party of the Balochistan Constabulary with a hand-grenade on the Sabzal road. Seven personnel were injured in the attack.

Police said the personnel were deployed in the area for checking.

The injured, Jan Mohammad, Mohammad Aslam, Saeedullah, Dilshad, Fetah Mohammad, Abdullah Jan and Rrob Badshah, were taken to the Bolan Medical College Hospital Complex.

In another incident, armed people injured an FC personnel, Rasool Bakhsh.

A spokesman for the Baloch Liberation Army, Beebargh Baloch, has claimed responsibility of the attack.

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