QUETTA: At least four police personnel were martyred and eight others injured in an explosion in Satellite town area of Quetta on Monday.
According to the initial reports, the blast occurred near a police van and later sounds of intense firing are being heard.
Security officials have arrived at the area and cordoned it off. The injured are being shifted to the Civil Hospital, where an emergency has been imposed.
The DIG Abdul Razzaq Cheema said that two policemen and seven civilians have also been injured in the blast, while a police van was also damaged.
The injured are being shifted to the Civil Hospital, where an emergency has been imposed. Meanwhile, security officials have arrived at the area and cordoned it off.
However, the nature of the blast yet not ascertained.
Since the advent of the Holy month of Ramazan, it is the fourth incident of violence in the country. On May 8, five policemen were martyred in what officials described as a suicide bombing targeting an Elite Force van detailed to the security of the Data Darbar shrine in Lahore.
On the same day, three people, including a tribal leader named Wali Khan Achakzai, were died in a blast in Qilla Abdullah.
On May 11, three police persons and three terrorists were killed during an attack on the Pearl Continental Hotel.