At least 14 dead, 27 injured in Quetta’s Pishin Stop explosion | Pakistan
August 12, 2017 Share

At least 14 dead, 27 injured in Quetta’s Pishin Stop explosion | Pakistan

QUETTA: At least 14 people lost their lives while at least 27 others were injured in an explosion near Quetta’s Pishin Stop, reported Daily Sun News. 

Casualties were confirmed by rescue and hospital sources. 

The explosion took place in a vehicle. Multiple cars caught fire after the explosion.

“The target was a security forces vehicle,” said Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti.

He added that the cause of the explosion was not yet known. He also said that casualties might increase due to the intensity of the blast.

Rescue services have reached the site and are conducting rescue activities. A large contingent of security forces have also reached the spot and have cordoned off the area. 

Fire fighting vehicles are trying to control the fire after the explosion. 

Injured are being shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta and an emergency has been declared in hospitals. 

FC Hostel and the Balochistan Assembly are near the spot of the explosion and the area is categorised as sensitive. 

This is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available.


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