QUETTA: Two policemen were martyred, while at least thirteen other people were injured as an explosion rocked near Serena Hotel, Quetta on Sunday evening, police said.
The explosion took place near the city Serena Hotel, adding that the explosives were planted on a motorcycle police said. The explosion took place near a police van.
Balochistan government spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani said in a statement that the blast targeted a police mobile near Tanzeem Chowk.
The injured, including two policemen, have been shifted to the city’s Civil Hospital. The condition of three of the injured is critical.
DIG Police Quetta Azhar Ikram said that according to the preliminary investigation, the Quetta blast was a time device. He said the police were on duty when a nearby motorcycle exploded. We had alert and we were at alert
Deputy Inspector General Quetta said that the windows of nearby buildings were shattered due to the explosion.
Some three months back a powerful bomb exploded in the parking lot of the Quetta Serena Hotel, killing five people and wounding a dozen others.
Chief Minister of Balochistan
Chief Minister of Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan has condemned the incident. “Terrorist elements want to ruin the province’s peace. [We] will never allow terrorists to succeed in their nefarious plans,” he said.
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, who is on a visit to Quetta, also condemned the incident. He said that the government must stop appeasing terrorists and implement the National Action Plan.
Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed
While condemning the Quetta blast, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said we will provide full support to the Balochistan government for maintaining law and order. He further said, we will go to any lengths to deal with terrorist incidents in the country.
Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari in her tweet has condemned the bomb blast in Quetta. She said the government