Quetta: Bomb blast kills 12 near Bacha Khan chowk

QUETTA: A suicide attack ripped through a Frontier constabulary (FC) vehicle near Bacha Khan Chowk in Quetta killing atleast 12 including two FC personnel and wounded 50 others on Thursday.

Sources told that, a shopping plaza, cars and other vehicles standing nearby were completely destroyed in a blast occurred at a busy market of  Shahra-e-Iqbal near Bacha Khan chowk.

The injured people includes women, children and FC personnel. Police have cordoned off the area and locals were not allowed to come to the blast spot.

The injured were shifted to the hospitals.

Police said that over 20kg explosives were used in the blast. While bomb disposal squad said that the bomb was a planted time-device.