QUETTA: A bomb blast at Sariab road of Quetta on Monday killed at least eleven people and twenty-two people have been reported injured.
The blast occurred in a local bus with number BSA348. There were almost 30 to 40 people in the bus and passerby cars and other vehicles also got affected by the blast.
The bus was en route to Quetta from Jinnah bus station.
Police Surgeon Dr Noor Baloch reported that almost eight of those injured in blast are in critical situation and he also confirmed the deaths.
IG Balochistan Almish Khan told that the bomb was a timed device weighing four to five kilograms planted on roof of that bus.
One of the injured people talked to media and said, “Most of the victims were sitting at the backseats when the the device exploded and passengers in front row suffered few injuries.”
Being the last bus to travel to the commercial district during the day, the bus was overcrowded with passengers on the rooftop as well. Many among the dead were on the roof, who suffered deep splinter wounds.
Moreover, Baloch Chief Minister Abdul Malik Baloch strongly condemned the brutal attack.
“I have imposed emergency at hospitals to cope with the situation,” he informed.
“We will chase the terrorists and bring them to justice,” he told also indicating all the doctors to stay present on duty and treat the patients.
None of the groups have accepted the responsibility of attack.
Despite of the continuous operation against terrorists, attacks have been killing people and attack on buses has become a common tool for terrorists.
In June, at least four policemen were killed in Quetta’s Pashtunabad area when unidentified assailants opened fire on a police mobile.
The armed motorcyclists opened indiscriminate firing at a patrolling police mobile in the Manan Chowk area of Pashtunabad. Police said the assailants sped away on their motorcycles. Two policemen died on the spot, while two others succumbed to their injuries on the way to Civil Hospital in Quetta. A heavy contingent of police and Frontier Corps personnel reached the scene of the crime.
In April this year, at least two person was dead and also impacted some wounded after an unknown attacked and open fired on a bus which were carrying pilgrims near the Chandni Chowk place in Quetta’s Satelite Town. A large number of security and rescue personnel reached the spot and exam the spot and started the investigation.