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QUETTA: At least one person was killed and three wounded on Saturday when a powerful explosion shook Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan, DawnNews reported.

According to police, a bomb exploded near a police station in the Kuchlak area of Quetta, damaging cars and nearby buildings. The damage could have been worst as security officials pushed back crowds from the site after recovering  25 kilograms of explosives and 20 liters of petrol in jerry cans from a vehicle parked close to the site of incident. The bomb disposal squad was also called in.

The three injured were shifted to the nearby district hospital.

Senior police official Wazir Khan Nasir said that parts of a human body were found from the area which indicated that the explosion could either be a suicide attack, or that the bomb exploded while the attacker was planting it near the police station.

However, he said that the exact nature of the blast could only be confirmed after police concludes its initial investigation.

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