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Two policemen martyred, eight injured in Quetta bomb attack

  • The bomb was fitted into a motorcycle and detonated remotely
  • The blast targeted a police mobile near Tanzeem Chowk
Published August 8, 2021

Two policemen were martyred and eight others injured in a bomb blast in Balochistan's capital city of Quetta on Sunday evening.

The blast targeted a police mobile near Tanzeem Chowk, Aaj News reported.

According to Liaquat Shahwani, spokesperson for the Government of Balochistan, the bomb was fitted into a motorcycle.

The injured have been shifted to a nearby hospital where an emergency was imposed.

Shahwani condemned the attack, stating that "terrorists want to disturb Balochistan's peace and spread fear", vowing to "bring to justice the elements trying to create disturbance in peaceful Balochistan".

Balochistan Inspector-General Mohammad Tahir Rai stated that an IED had been planted on the motorcycle, which was detonated by remote control.

This incident comes three months after a powerful bomb blast in the parking lot of the Quetta Serena Hotel, killing five people and wounding over a dozen others.

There have been a number of attacks in Quetta during the last few weeks, targeting security personnel and civilians.

Last month, at least four people were injured and a Frontier Corps vehicle was badly damaged in a blast in Hazar Ganji, an area in the outskirts of Quetta.

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