Bomb Kills At Least 15 In Southwestern Pakistan

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Bomb Kills At Least 15 In Southwestern Pakistan

At least 17 people were killed and around 14 injured in a powerful blast targeting a military truck in Pakistan's Quetta on Saturday evening. ISPR said "Incendiary explosive was used in the blast due to which nearby vehicles caught fire", as per DawnNews.

"We can now confirm that 15 people have died in the explosion today".

A spokesman for the Balochistan government, Anwar ul Haq Kakar also confirmed the toll.

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa condemned the terrorist attack and said that such terror-inducing attacks can not shatter our hopes. "Our resolve won't succumb to any challenge", General Bajwa said.

The army truck was passing by Quetta's Pishin Stop area of the city when it was targeted by the explosion.

ISPR confirmed 15 people were martyred including 7 civilians while 25 were injured, including 15 civilians.

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A security cordon has been thrown around the area.

A large number of police, and paramilitary troops rushed to the area and helped rescuers shift the dead and injured to hospitals.

Sarfraz Bugti while speaking to media said that it is to be decided that the explosion was carried out by remote control or it was a suicide attack.

"On-duty security vehicle was targeted in the blast, 10 security officials were also among those injured in the attack", statement added. Rescue services and security forces have reached the site and are conducting rescue activities.

It is also a high-security zone which houses several important buildings, including FC Headquarters, Balochistan Assembly, Chief Minister House, Governor House and Balochistan High Court.

A huge fire erupted after the explosion that engulfed four auto rickshaws, four cars and two motorbikes.

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