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Eight army jawans among 15 martyred in Quetta terrorist attack

Eight army jawans among 15 martyred in Quetta terrorist attack

At least 17 people were killed and almost 30 others injured today when a powerful blast targeting a vehicle of the security forces went off in Pakistan's Quetta city.

"Our resolve won't succumb to any challenge", he said in a statement.

ISPR confirmed 15 people were martyred including 7 civilians while 25 were injured, including 15 civilians. It said the injured were taken to the Combined Military Hospital where some of them were in critical condition.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the army, said that an on-duty security vehicle was targeted in the blast and added 10 security officials were also injured in the attack.

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Bugti said firefighters were working to put out the blaze.

According to the ISPR, army troops threw a security cordon around the area as fire engines reached the site to douse the blaze on the vehicles.

Police and rescue officials soon reached the spot and have started rescue work and at least 15 injured were moved to Quetta's Civil Hospital.

Speaking to Geo News, provincial Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti said the explosion was intense and the death toll could rise further.

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A fire broke out in the parked vehicles following the blast.

Interior Minister Balochistan Sarfraz Bugti told ARY News that it was a huge blast but he can not say anything about the nature of blast. Multiple cars caught fire after the explosion.

But The Bomb Disposal Squad said the blast was carried out by a suicide bomber. The Balochistan Assembly, Quetta Law College, a private hospital and many offices are located in the area where the explosion occurred.

However, sources cited by local news channels, claimed that the attack was a terror operation executed by the insurgent outfits targeting the vehicle of security personnel.

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