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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Bomb rocks Quetta; 12 killed, 40 injured

January 10, 2013 - Updated 1551 PKT
From Web Edition

QUETTA: At least twelve people including two children and a FC personal were killed while 40 others sustained injuries as a bomb explosion rocked Bacha Khan Chowk here on Thursday, hospital sources said.

A congested market is located at the site of the incident and the explosion took place during peak hours.

According to reports, the target of the attack was an FC checkpost. Several vehicles including a vehicle of law enforcement agency, nearby shops and food stalls were badly damaged in the explosion.

Rescue teams after reaching the site of the incident shifted injured people to hospitals where emergency was imposed.

Bomb disposal squad collected the evidences from the site of the incident. It said timer device was used for the explosion which carried almost 20 to 25 kilograms of explosive material.

The bomb was planted under the car, the squad added.

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