Monday Oct 21, 2019
QUETTA: A blast targeted a police van here on Monday, wounding nine people including three policemen, said police.
According to police, the blast took place due to explosive material planted in a motorcycle on Quetta's Spinny road.
Balochistan’s provincial capital is witnessing a series of blasts targeting police vehicles, as this is the third incident of such nature to take place within a short time period.
Last week, at least one person died in an explosion at the city's Double Road. Officials said that 10 others were injured in the same blast.
On Sept 26, at least three policemen were injured in a blast in Eastern Bypass area of Quetta. According to security officials, unknown miscreants attempted to target a police-patrolling vehicle near Eastern Bypass that left three security men wounded.
Apart from attacks targeting police vehicles, on Sept 28, a blast on Chaman’s Taj Road killed three people, including Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl leader Maulana Mohammad Hanif.
According to police, the blast took place in front of the JUI-F leader’s office, wounding 17 others.
Police said that the JUI-F leader succumbed to his injuries when he was being shifted to Quetta.