A security official stands guard near the Afghanistan-bound Nato tanker set on fire by alleged militants in Pakistan. – AP Photo/File

QUETTA: A day after a series of explosions claimed around hundred lives in Quetta, unidentified miscreants attacked a Nato terminal in the restive Balochistan capital leaving two people dead on Friday, DawnNews reported.

Initial reports suggest that around five containers, carrying goods for international troops operating in Afghanistan, were also destroyed in the attack when rockets were fired in Hazar Ganji area.

“A group of at least 12 unidentified men attacked the terminal and fired rockets, which triggered a massive fire and gutted five out of 10 containers parked there,” senior local police official Hamid Shakeel told AFP.

Meanwhile, another loud explosion spread fear among the citizens when a roadside bomb exploded near the city’s Sariab Road area.

According to police, the bomb was planted near the old office of the Quetta Development Authority (QDA). There were, however, no casualties due to the explosion.

Police said that due to a shutter-down strike being observed in Quetta due to yesterday’s violence, the blast did not result in any major casualties.

The area was cordoned off and security agencies launched an investigation into the incident.

Moreover, the Frontier Constabulary (FC) were given the police rights by the provincial home ministry for a month to restore law and order in the city.

Opinion

Editorial

A grave tragedy
Updated 08 Feb, 2023

A grave tragedy

It is hoped that Pakistan continues to send as many personnel and relief goods as needed to Turkiye, Syria.
Pharma shutdown
08 Feb, 2023

Pharma shutdown

IN the midst of an economic and political maelstrom, a fresh crisis threatens the availability of drugs in the...
PSL season
Updated 08 Feb, 2023

PSL season

PSL has provided a launching pad for several of the team’s current stars, and for them, hitting top form will be key.
No pardon for rape
Updated 07 Feb, 2023

No pardon for rape

Cultural filters and biases can often lead to faulty applications of the law.
Health insurance
07 Feb, 2023

Health insurance

THE planning ministry is reported to have raised objections to Punjab’s flagship universal health coverage...
The people’s demands
07 Feb, 2023

The people’s demands

AS the people of KP are literally on the frontline of the battle against terrorism and violent extremism, they are...