Seven policemen killed in Pakistan blast

At least 6 killed 22 injured in Quetta blast

At least 6 killed 22 injured in Quetta blast

At leave seven, including five security forces, were killed as an explosion ripped through a police truck on Wednesday in Quetta.

Security forces have cordoned off the area while BDS personnel are collecting evidence to ascertain exact nature of the blast.

Baluchistan's Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Bugti said six policemen had been killed in the terror attack in which the truck carrying policemen was the target.

Rescue teams immediately rushed to the spot and shifted bodies and the injured persons to Quetta Civil Hospital.

"We have been fighting this war against terrorism and will keep on doing so til death of last terrorist", he said.

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Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri told reporters that the bomb contained 80 kilogrammes of explosive material.

As per reports, a bomb exploded on the side of road when a vehicle carrying 35 policemen was passing.

POLICEMAN GUNNED DOWN: In a separate incident, Police Inspector Abdul Salam was gunned down on Quetta's Qambrani Road. Local media said that TTP spokesperson Muhammad Khurasani took credit of the attack in a statement.

He prayed for the eternal peace of departed souls and grant of courage to the families to bear this irreparable loss and also directed best medical treatment for the injured and prayed for their swift recovery. He said that in Pakistan there is no entity of terrorist organization Daish whereas the militants are using the Afghan soil for their nefarious designs.

Members of the minority Shiite community and security forces are frequently attacked by militants in the province. In August this year, a massive suicide explosion, targeting Pakistan Army personnel in Quetta, killed 15 people, including seven civilians.

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