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Two killed, 18 injured in Quetta blast

The remote-controlled blast targeted an FC vehicle

SAMAA | - Posted: Jan 7, 2020 | Last Updated: 1 year ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Jan 7, 2020 | Last Updated: 1 year ago

Two people were killed and 18 others wounded in a blast in Quetta on Tuesday, officials and rescue members said.

The blast took place near a vehicle of the Frontier Corps on Mekangi Road, according to police. Nearly 6kg explosives were planted in a motorbike which were detonated using a remote control.

Large contingents of security and law enforcement agencies cordoned off the area shortly after the blast.

Dr Wasim Baig, a spokesperson for the Civil Hospital Quetta, confirmed that 18 injured persons were brought to them. Two security personnel were also among the wounded.

One of the deceased persons was identified as Akram, son of Haji Usman Kakar. The identity of the other deceased man had yet to be confirmed.

Condemning the bomb attack on FC personnel, Home Minister Mir Zia Langove termed it an effort to destabilise the country.

The minister directed for best medical facilities to the injured persons.

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