Published On: Sat, Aug 17th, 2019
Published in Category: Quetta

Four martyred in Quetta bomb blast

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QUETTA: Four people were martyred and more than twenty others injured in a bomb explosion inside Al-Haaj Masjid at Kuchlak area of Quetta on Friday.

According to initial investigation by the police, the explosion was carried out with an improvised explosive device (IED) which was planted inside the mosque.

“The blast was carried out through a timed device that was planted under the wooden chair of the prayer leader,” said Quetta’s chief of police Abdul Razzaq Chmeea.

He said that the condition of four wounded people is critical, adding that they were being provided best medical treatment.

Provincial police chief Mohsin Hassan Butt also confirmed the incident and casualty figures at the mosque.

The injured were shifted to nearby hospitals for treatment, while an emergency was at Civil Hospital Quetta and other medical facilities in the city.

Law enforcement agencies cordoned off the area while the bomb disposal squad was summoned to the location.

Meanwhile, Spokesman of provincial government Liaqat Shawani has strongly condemned the bomb explosion.

In a condemnation message, he reiterated government’s determination to foil nefarious designs of terrorists.