11 people killed and 45 injured in Balochistan Capital
Terrorists planted bomb exploded which resulted to killing at least 11 people, including children and one woman, and 43 Injured. The bomb was blasted in front of the Science College at Jinnah Road, downtown of the Quetta, on Friday.
According to the Capital City Police Officer Quetta (CCPO) Abdul Razzaq Cheema, “Most of the people on board a passenger bus have become the victims. Four vehicles were also destroyed in the blast”. The place of the blast “Jinnah Road” is located in the heart of the city and there was dense traffic when the blast occurred. The dead and the injured were lying in a pool of blood when rescue workers and police reached the spot.
According to the Bomb Disposal Squad, more than five kilograms of explosive material was used in the blast.
“The floor shuddered with the impact of the blast and we ran amok. Near Science College, we saw people wailing and crying. They lying in a pool of blood,” said Mohammed Shahid, a passerby, adding that public and rescue workers shifted the bodies to Provincial Sandeman Hospital. A state of emergency was imposed at the hospital. “We received ten dead and more than 25 injured,” hospital sources said.A rickshaw, a bus and two cars were destroyed in the blast.
Police investigators said it is yet to be known whether the bomb was planted in the bus or fitted to a bicycle as the Bomb Disposal Squad is still collecting evidence. Another official said it seemed the target could be an FC vehicle which had passed the spot a few minutes ago. However, the same official said that there was a congregation of the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) in the Hockey Stadium which is situated half a kilometer from the spot. The Quetta CCPO said all the victims were civilians and investigations are under way.
Jinnah Road is business hub of the provincial capital where offices, shopping centers, commercial establishments, restaurants and markets are located.
The credible resources confirmed that the blast was planted and exploded through a time device. The sources also stated that the RAW sponsored militants are involved in the insurgency of Balchistan.