QUETTA: At least six people embraced martyrdom and 12 others got injured when a suicide blast ripped through a police vehicle near eastern by-pass, Aaj News reported.
According to reports, a suicide blast hit a by police van carrying as many as 35 police personals near FC post on eastern by-pass. As a result six people embraced martyrdom while 12 other sustained injuries.
The truck was carrying police recruits, four of whom were killed, along with two passers-by on the city’s eastern outskirts, Quetta Police Chief Abdur Razzaq Cheema said.
The powerful blast completely dismantled the police vehicle.
Deceased and Injured have been shifted to Civil hospital, Quetta where emergency has been imposed.
Security forces have cordoned off the area and an initial investigation into this matter has been started.
Talking to media persons, Balochistan Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti said such cowardly acts cannot deter the government’s resolve, and the war on terror will continue till complete elimination of the menace.
Replying to a question, Bugti said no threat or information was received about today’s tragic incident.