One killed, 11 injured in blast in Pakistan's Quetta

16:17, June 20, 2010      

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At least one was killed and 11 others injured in a Sunday morning blast in Quetta, the capital city of Pakistani southwest Balochistan province, according to local sources and media reports.

The terrorist attack took place at around 10:15 a.m. on Sunday when a bomb planted in a car blasted on Sariab road of the city.

Sources said the injured civilians, including two children and four women, had been rushed to civil hospital while the four injured security personnel had been hospitalized at the Combined Military Hospital in Quetta.

One of the injured security personnel later died at the hospital, said sources with the hospital, adding that at least one of the three other injured was in critical condition.

Eyewitnesses told Xinhua that the car bomb carrying an estimated 20 to 25 kilograms of explosives completely destroyed the car and a vehicle of the security troops parked nearby was also badly damaged. "Wreckages spread over a kilometer wide on the street," said an eyewitness.

Police sources said that the car bomb is designed to target a passing-by car of Pakistan's paramilitary force, Frontier Constabulary, near a radio station on the busy Sariab road of the city.

Details about the attackers are not known yet. No one has claimed the responsibility for the attack.

The latest terrorist attack is the third of its kind in the city since Saturday. On Saturday, a rail track was blasted by a remote-controlled bomb, in another separate attack on the same day, two policemen were killed and two others were injured by unknown gunmen while patrolling on the street in the city.

Source: Xinhua


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