Suicide Attack On Police Truck In QUETTA Leaves 2 Dead And 20 Injured

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At least two people, including a police officer, were killed and 20 others were injured in a suicide assault near Security vehicle in the Baleli neighbourhood of Quetta on Wednesday.

At least 20 people, including 16 police officers and 4 civilians, were hurt in the incident, according to DIG Quetta Ghulam Azfar Maisar’s statements to the media.

He said that 25 kg of explosives were used in the assault and that three cars, including the police truck, were damaged.

According to him, the bomb was directed at a group of police officers who were getting ready to accompany polio vaccine workers into the city as part of an ongoing immunisation programme.

Levies and FC men arrived at the scene quickly and transported the wounded to Civil Hospital Quetta. Police have also set up a perimeter around the area.

Chief Minister of Balochistan Abdul Quddus Bizenjo issued a statement in which he decried the assault and mourned the casualties.

The chief minister also requested a report from the provincial police head about the incident.

He also ordered medical institutions to treat the wounded as well as they could. Moreover, CM Bizenjo has ordered the relevant authorities to increase security in the province capital.

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