Explosive hit police van, one dead while eight injured

QUETTA: One police personnel died while four police men including eight other people got injured when a bomb exploded near a police vehicle on Spini road, Aaj news reported.

According to the reports, one police official died when explosive planted on roadside exploded. Four other personnel including eight other pople got injured in blast. The blast damaged nearby vehicles and buildings.

Security forces have cordoned off the area to look for evidence. Initial reports suggest that the explosive was planted on roadside. Injured have been shifted to Civil hospital Quetta.

Interior minister Balochistan Sarfaraz Bugti visited the scene and said that attacks like these cannot bring the morale of police down. He further added that, the group of terrorist behind this blast has been identified.

Chief Minister Balochistan Sanaullah Zehri condemned the blast and directed the hospital officials to provide the injured with best medical care.