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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Nine killed in twin Quetta blasts

January 10, 2013 - Updated 2058 PKT
From Web Edition

QUETTA: Nine people including a private news channel cameraman were killed as two back-to-back bomb blasts hit the city Thursday evening, Geo News reported.

Sources told Geo News the first blast was reported from Rehmattullah Chowk on Alamdar Road, whereas the second one which struck Airport road area nearby came minutes after the first one.

"The second bomb went off by the time media, rescue, and law enforcement officials reached the spot" sources said.

Geo News team, which arrived at the site to cover the first blast however narrowly escaped the second one, but the satellite van they were in was damaged partially. The staff received minor injuries.

Police officers, mediamen, and rescue workers are also among the 15 injured.

It is pertinent to mention that at least twelve people including two children and a FC personal were killed while 40 others sustained injuries when a powerful bomb ripped through Bacha Khan Chowk earlier in the day.

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