Two children among four killed in Quetta blast
QUETTA: Four people, including a woman and two children, were killed and twelve others critically injured when an explosives-laden car parked in a house in the Faizabad area exploded.
According to police, around 80 kg explosive material was used in the blast that created panic in the entire area. The blast was so powerful that it was heard around four kilometres away and smashed windowpanes of the nearby buildings.
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According to DIG Wazir Khan Nasar, the explosion occurred in a house located in the Faizabad area of Sariab. "The explosives were loaded in a vehicle that was parked in the parking lot of the house. The blast destroyed the front portion of the building," he added.
The injured were shifted to the Civil Hospital Quetta. Doctors at the hospital confirmed that three bodies had been brought there, adding that some seriously injured people had been shifted to the Combined Military Hospital for further treatment.
Following the blast, police, Frontier Corps personnel and rescue workers rushed to the site and pulled out the deceased and injured from debris.
The DIG said the blast also badly damaged nearby buildings, adding that over 80 kilogrammes of explosive was used in the blast and that investigations were underway to ascertain how the explosives-laden vehicle reached there. "A dweller of the house has been arrested by police and is being interrogated," he added.
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