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8 soldiers among 15 killed, over 30 injured in Quetta blast

8 soldiers among 15 killed, over 30 injured in Quetta blast
August 13, 2017

QUETTA, 13 August: At least 15 people, including eight security personnel, were killed and 30 others sustained injuries in a bomb attack on a vehicle of security forces in Quetta on Saturday night.

Media reports said a vehicle of security forces was on routine patrol in Pishin Road in the night which it was targeted through a bomb. Some nearby vehicles also caught fire after the blast.

The rescue personnel immediately shifted the injured persons to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Quetta. Hospital sources said the condition of nine injured people was critical and the death toll might increase further.

Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor said a vehicle of the Pakistan Army was targeted in the blast. He said the security forces cordoned off the entire area after the blast.

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti condemned the blast and expressed sympathy with the bereaved families.

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