One policeman martyred, 9 others wounded as blast targets police vehicle in Quetta

QUETTA: QUETTA: At least one police officer martyred in an explosion Tuesday here at the city’s Double Road, officials confirmed, adding that 9 others including 7 policemen were injured in the blast.

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The blast occurred near a police vehicle, officials added, noting that the explosive material was installed in a motorcycle. The wounded were shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta, the medical facility’s administration said, adding that police officers were also among the injured people.

Police officers further mentioned that numerous vehicles, including cars and motorcycles in the vicinity of the blast, were damaged due to its intensity.

A fire that had erupted in four cars in the aftermath of the explosion was doused, rescue officials said, while police added that one rickshaw and five motorcycles were damaged.

Security forces arrived at the site of the blast and began search operation after cordoning off the area.

This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.

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