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Eight people injured after rocket attacks in Quetta

February 10, 2013

File photo/AFP

QUETTA: Eight people were injured in three rocket attacks in Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan on Sunday night, police said.

Deputy Inspector General Police Operations, Wazir Khan Nasar said three rockets fired by militants from an undisclosed location landed in different areas of Quetta.

Coordinated rocket attacks caused panic in the city. Loud explosions were heard far and wide in  Quetta, plagued by violence in recent days.

He said eight people were injured in the first rocket that hit a house on Pir Abul Khair Road of Quetta.

"Three children and two women are also injured", Nasar said.

He said the condition of one of the injured is serious. Nasar said emergency services were quick at the scene and the injured were rushed to hospital for medical treatment.

Emergency was imposed in civil hospital Quetta and doctors were immediately called to treat the patients.

Meanwhile in Kalat, three police officers were injured after firing by unknown gunmen.

— Reporting by Syed Ali Shah