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Saturday, February 16, 2013

20 killed, 157 injured in blast on Kirani Road in Quetta

Published: February 16, 2013

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QUETTA: At least twenty people were killed and over 157 injured in a blast on Kariani Road in Quetta on Saturday, Express News has reported. The area is reported to be located near Hazara Town.

Sources told Express News that women and children are also amongst the casualties.

Security forces and the Bomb Disposal Squad have cordoned off the area, fearing another blast. A search operation has also been launched.

The relief teams were allowed in only after the bomb site was cleared.

Officials said most of the dead were members of Hazara shia minority.

Due to lack of rescue services, people are moving the injured victims to hospitals on Alamdar road by themselves.

Emergency has been declared at Civil, Civil-Military Hospital and Bolan Medical Complex (BMC) hospitals.

The injured have been shifted the CMH where many of them are reportedly in serious condition.

“Dozens of people were also injured. We have announced an emergency in hospitals,” Provincial home secretary Akbar Hussain Durrani said.

“It was a remote-controlled bomb,” Wazir Khan Nasir, senior police officer in Quetta, told AFP.

Durrani confirmed the incident and told AFP that the dead included women and children.

Express Tribune 

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