QUETTA: At least three people, including a policeman, died while 20 others sustained injuries in a suicide attack near a Balochistan Constabulary truck in Quetta’s Baleli area on Wednesday, police said.
DIG Quetta Ghulam Azfar Maisar told media that at least 20 people sustained injuries in the attack, including 16 policemen and four civilians.
A total of three vehicles were hit in the Suicide attack blast including the police truck, he said, adding that 25 kilograms of explosives were used in the attack.
He said that the blast targeted a police team preparing to escort polio vaccinators in the city for an ongoing vaccination drive.
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Soon after the Suicide attack incident, Levies and FC personnel rushed to the site and moved the injured to Civil Hospital Quetta. Law enforcement agencies have also cordoned off the area.
Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo statement on suicide attack
Meanwhile, Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo, in a statement, condemned the attack and expressed sorrow over the causalities.
The chief minister also sought a report on the attack from the provincial police chief. The chief minister prayed for the early recovery of the injured.
He also instructed authorities to provide the injured persons best treatment facilities. CM Bizenjo also directed authorities concerned to tighten security in the provincial capital.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has also condemned the explosion that took place near a police vehicle deployed for the security of polio team in Baleli area of Balochistan.
In a statement, he directed to provide best possible medical treatment to those injured in the Suicide attack blast. The premier expressed grief and sorrow over the death of police personnel and a child in the incident.
Shehbaz Sharif said that eliminating polio virus from the country is among the top priorities of the government. He said the government will not rest until the complete eradication of polio.