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Quetta blasts toll rises to 102

January 11, 2013

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Debris and mangled vehicles are seen at the site of a bomb explosion in Quetta on January 10, 2013. — Photo by AFP

QUETTA: The death toll from the explosions in Quetta rose to 102 on Friday, DawnNews reported.

Senior police official Hamid Shakeel in Quetta told the Associated Press that five more of the wounded died overnight.

He said funerals would be held in various parts of the city later Friday.   

As many as 81 people had been reported killed on Thursday night in suicide and car bomb blasts in Quetta’s Alamdar Road area whereas 12 people were reported killed the same day when a bomb went off near a vehicle of the Frontier Corps at Bacha Khan Chowk.

A cameraman and a reporter of a private news channel, a computer operator of a news agency and nine police personnel, including two senior police officers, were among the dead, while 10 army and FC personnel were injured in the blasts.

A majority of the people killed in the Alamdar Road blasts belonged to the Hazara Shia community.