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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

At least 5 (Hazaras) die in Quetta blast: Samaa TV

Staff Report

QUETTA: At least five people were killed and 11 wounded when a powerful bomb went off outside Hazara Eidgah in Quetta on Wednesday.

The blast took place on Gulistan Road a few moments before the start of Eid prayers.

Rescue teams reached the scene and shifted the dead and the wounded to nearby hospitals. Some of the injured are reportedly in critical condition.

The blast also caused damages to several vehicles and nearby buildings.

Security forces cordoned off the area and started investigation.

Quetta Azadari Council has announced weeklong mourning against the blast.

In a separate statement, Hazara Democratic Party (HDP) has condemned the terrorist attack. SAMAA

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