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16 dead, multiple injured in blast at Quetta's Hazarganji in Pakistan

DIG Quetta Abdul Razaq Cheema Confirmed That 16 People, Including An Frontier Corps Official, Were Killed In The Blast.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 12 Apr 2019, 10:57:48 AM
Some of the buildings in the vicinity were also damaged in the blast. The injured were rushed to the Bolan Medical College. (Representational photo)

New Delhi:

Sixteen people were killed and dozens injured in a blast at Quetta's Hazarganji sabzi mandi on Friday morning, authorities said. DIG Quetta Abdul Razaq Cheema confirmed that 16 people, including an Frontier Corps official, were killed in the blast. As many as 30 others were injured and were undergoing treatment, he added as reported by Geo TV. Eight of the dead belonged to the Hazara community, DIG Cheema said. The blast, which ripped through the Hazarganji sabzi mandi around 7:35 am, was caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) that had been hidden in the market, he informed. Quetta is the provincial capital of Balochistan. Four Frontier Corps personnel were also among the injured.

Some of the buildings in the vicinity were also damaged in the blast. The injured were rushed to the Bolan Medical College.

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First Published : 12 Apr 2019, 10:25:17 AM

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