Six injured in Quetta blast

At least six people were injured in a bomb blast near a police officer’s residence in Quetta on Saturday.

Police sources said an explosive device planted in Van exploded near SP Shaban Ali’s protocol vehicle at Alamdar Road area.

The injured also included 4 police personnel whereas SP Shaban Ali, the main target of attack, remained safe as he had left the scene moments before the bomb went off, police told.

Police cordoned off the area following the attack and injured were shifted to the Quetta Civil Hospital.

Talking to mediamen after the incident, SP Shaban Ali said he was the target of blast. He said he had arrested many criminals and todays’s incident was the likely consequence of his actions against the miscreants in the city.