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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

String of blasts kill 2, injure 25 in Quetta

April 23, 2013 - Updated 206 PKT
From Web Edition



QUETTA: At least two people were killed and 25 sustained injuries after four successive blasts rocked the provincial capital within a short span of time on Tuesday, further increasing the security concerns ahead of May 11 elections.

As per initial reports, the first blast was reported from Gwalmandi area, the second explosion ripped through Jinnah Town, while the third one hit Gordat Singh area, which has long history of sectarian and ethnic violence. The police said that five people were injured in Gwalmandi.

A fourth explosion that struck near Khuda-e-Dad Chowk in Nechari area within an hour of three earlier back-to-back blasts, according to police, left at least two people dead and 12 injured. Reportedly heavy shooting also followed the blast, which the police said was a suicide one.

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