Blast in Quetta kills child, injures 14 others

Sunday, March 30th, 2014 10:18:58 by

QUETTA: A blast in Quetta killed a child and injured 14 other people including three security officials, Express News reported on Saturday.

The blast took place near the Saryab police station as a vehicle of security officials was passing by.

“An improvised explosive device, which was planted in an auto rickshaw parked along the roadside went off as a vehicle of paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC) passed by it,” city police chief Abdul Razzaq Cheema told AFP.

The wounded included up to eight children, he added, without giving ages.

Senior police official Imran Qureshi confirmed the attack. Nobody has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

Police and security officials have cordoned off the area and a search operation is underway. The Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) has reached the site of the blast.

According to BDS, two pounds of explosive material was used in the explosion.

It was reported that women and children were among the injured. The injured were taken to a local hospital for medical assistance of which five are in critical condition.

A rickshaw was destroyed in the explosion and further investigation is underway.

This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.

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