At least 17 people were killed and nearly 30 others injured today when a powerful blast targeting a vehicle of the security forces went off in Pakistan’s Quetta city. The high intensity blast occurred in a parking lot near Pishin bus stop which is in a high security area.
Baluchistan’s Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Bugti told media that a truck of the Frontier Corps was targeted in the blast. “The bomb disposal squad has reached the spot and we will be able to confirm soon whether it was a suicide attack or a planted bomb,” he said.
Bugti said around 30 injured persons were shifted to the Civil hospital for treatment and admitted that the condition of six to seven people was critical. “So far I can confirm that 10 people have been killed and their bodies have been shifted to the mortuary of the hospital,” Bugti said.
However, According to several television channels, around 17 dead bodies were brought to the hospital and most of them were badly charred and burnt.
At least 17 people lost their lives in an explosion near Quetta’s Pishin Stop, Geo News reported.