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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Loud explosion heard in Quetta’s Hazara town


At least five dead, several more casualties feared in the blast that has occurred near an Imambargah.
Published 2013-06-30 21:10:14

QUETTA: At least five people have been killed and several more casualties are feared in a powerful explosion near an Imambargah on Kirani road of Quetta’s Hazara town.

A police official who requested not to be named told on the telephone that five people were killed and around 20 were seriously injured in the blast. He said that the blast occurred in a crowded area. “We fear an increase in the number of casualties,” he said.

Babul Baloch, a rescue worker told that aid workers were not being allowed to reach the explosion site. He said that most of the aid workers were stranded on different streets leading to Hazara Town and Kirani road. “The blast seems to be a suicide attack,” Baloch said while quoting eye witnesses.

Para-military troops and police were dispatched in the area to control the situation. The initially injured were being taken to civil hospital Quetta for medical treatment.

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