QUETTA: As many as seven folks died and a number of other had been left injured on Sunday after a remote-controlled bomb exploded within the outskirts of Quetta, police mentioned.
According to police, it occurred on the Hazarganji fruit market on the outskirts of Quetta, the place terrorists had planted explosives in a motorbike.
Preliminary investigations revealed that explosives weighing 4 to 5 kilogrammes had been used within the assault.
Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan condemned the incident and mentioned that terrorist components search to shatter the peace of Quetta in a bid to realize their nefarious goals.
The chief minister directed authorities to supply the very best medical amenities to the injured.
Two days earlier, the Balochistan authorities had urged the PDM management to delay its October 25 jalsa in Quetta, citing safety considerations.
“Terrorists are targeting political leadership in Balochistan,” mentioned Liaquat Shahwani, the Balochistan authorities spokesperson, throughout a information convention.
Shahwani’s feedback got here after the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) in Islamabad issued a menace alert for Peshawar and Quetta, saying that banned militant outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is planning terrorist actions within the two cities.
A press release by the authority mentioned that the TTP goals to focus on spiritual and political events in bomb assaults and suicide bombings.