1 killed, 10 injured in two Quetta IED blasts – Pakistan

Two coordinated explosions of improvised explosive devices (FDI) in the Khezai Chowk area of ​​Quetta killed a rescue worker and injured 10 other people Thursday night, police said.

According to police officers, the first FDI was shot in the office of a transport company in the Khezai Chowk area. When police, rescuers and mediators gathered at the site, the second FDI exploded.

Liaqat Shahwani, a spokesman for the Balochistan government, confirmed the number of victims.

Six police officers, including two officers, and Dunya TVReporter Ibrar Ahmed and camerman Rehmat Ali were also among the injured, he added.

The injured were taken to several hospitals in Quetta for treatment.

This is the fifth explosion that has taken place in Quetta in the last four weeks.

On August 16, four people died after a loud explosion shook a motherssah in the Kuchlak area on the outskirts of Quetta. Another 22 were also injured in the explosion that took place after Friday's prayers.

On August 6, a man died and another 13 were injured in a bomb blast at a shoe market near the busy Meezan Chowk. The dead and some wounded belonged to the Shiite Hazara community.

On July 30, another attack occurred near a police station in which five people died and another 30 were injured. The banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan had claimed responsibility for that explosion.

On July 23, an explosion occurred in the Eastern Bypass area that left four people dead and 32 wounded.

The Baluchistan cabinet had promised last month to bring terrorists and their facilitators to justice and said such attacks could not weaken the government's determination against terrorists and their masters.

Source: https://www.dawn.com/news/1503705/1-killed-10-injured-in-two-quetta-ied-blasts


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