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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Seven hurt in four consecutive blasts, firing in Quetta

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 9:20:21 PM |






Staff Report

QUETTA: At least seven persons have been reported injured in four consecutive blasts and firing in Quetta, SAMAA reports.

Earlier, three blasts were reported within half an hour in capital city of Balochistan and now this fourth blast with heavy firing has been reported.

According to police, the first blast took place in a vacant ground at Jinnah Town area of the city and that caused no harm to anyone.

The second blast took place in densely populated area of Gawalmandi Chowk, where six persons sustained injuries.

Later on, just after few minutes another blast occurred near Ghazi Cinema on Gurudat Road, leaving one person injured.

Fourth blast was reported after one and half hour of first blast in the city and no harm was reported in that.

The injured were immediately moved to Civil Hospital for medical assistance, where one blast victim was reported in serious condition.

All injured have been identified as Surat Khan, Wahidullah, Sued Muhammad, Abdullah, Saddam, Iqbal, and Gul Nawaz.

Fear and harassment have gripped the city and people are preferring to stay at homes as rumors of more blasts are roaming in the city.

CCPO of Quetta, Mir Zubair Mehmood, visited Civil Hospital and enquired about health condition of the blast victims.

The CCPO said while talking to the media on the occasion that the terrorists are trying to spread panic and fear in the city but the police are fully alert to tackle them.

In the meantime, the police gathered proofs from the blasts sides after cordoning off the areas.

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