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11 Killed, 12 Injured in Blast Near IG Office Quetta

Noor Elahi Bugti

Quetta (June 23, 2017): At least 11 people were killed and 12 other injured when a powerful blast went off near IG Office at Shuhada Chowk in Quetta.

As per details, a bomb went off at Shuhada Chowk in front of IG Office on Gulistan Road in the provincial metropolis.

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The blast was so powerful the bang was heard far from the blast site. The blast damaged nearby buildings. Two vehicle were also damaged in the blast.

Security sources said that a vehicle was completely destroyed in the blast. As a body was also found inside the vehicle, they suspect it might be a suicide car blast.

Rescue sources said that 11 people were killed in the blast and several other injured. The victims include five policemen and a minor girl.

The injured were shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta.

Soon after the blast security forces personnel rushed to the site and cordoned off the area. Rescue workers also rushed to the blast site and started shitting the injured to nearby hospitals.

Soon after the blast, emergency was declared at Civil Hospital. Security at and outside the hospital was also beefed up.

A doctor at Emergency Department of Civil Hospital Quetta Rozina told Abb Takk that several injured were brought to Civil Hospital, where they were being given treatment.

She said that condition of many of the injured was critical. She apprehended that the death toll of the blast many go up.

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