Quetta blast: City observes strike as death toll rises to 30

QUETTA: Shutter-down strike was observed in various towns of Balochistan as death toll rises to 30 in the Quetta city where an explosion hits the Hazara town of the city, injured dozens of people, media reported.

According to the officials, the death toll has mounted to 30, with over 60 people injured in the suicide blast which ripped through an imambargah located in largely Shiite Muslim neighborhood.

FIR of the incident has been registered in a local police station. The dead would be buried today, said sources.

The strike was observed on a call given by Hazar Democratic Party, with a three-day mourning announced by Shia organizations.

The Home Secretary of Balochistan says the suicide bomber has been identified as Uzbek national.

The attacker intended to go inside Imam Bargah but he blew himself outside, when the volunteers stopped him, he said.

The CCPO, Mir Zubair, has denied two blasts and said that only one blast has been confirmed so far in initial probe