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A bomb blast in Quetta injured two police officers and five civilians: Pakistan

Two police officers are among the seven individuals injured in the Quetta blast, while the rest are civilians, according to an officer.

A bomb blast in Quetta injured two police officers and five civilians: Pakistan
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A remote-controlled bomb exploded in the Pakistani city of Quetta, the capital of the Balochistan province, wounded seven persons, including two police officers, according to a senior police officer.

In Nawa Killi, the explosive struck a police van near a high-security sector.

Asad Nasir, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Operations, told the reporters that the 4-5 kilogramme bomb was mounted on a motorcycle parked on the road.

"The target was a police eagles squad van, and the bomb was detonated by remote control as it passed by," he explained.

Two police officers were among the seven individuals hurt in the bomb, while the remainder were civilians, according to the officer.

Following the explosion, security and emergency personnel rushed to the scene. The injured were sent to the Civil Hospital in Quetta, and the area was cordoned off, according to authorities.

For years, Balochistan has been plagued by low-level violence. Local Baloch nationalists, the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), and Taliban terrorists are usually blamed for similar attacks.

The BLA, which is resisting Pakistani sovereignty in Balochistan region, was labelled as a terrorist organisation by the US in 2019.

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