At least six people were killed and more than two dozen were injured, precise count to be more than 30, in a blast in Quetta in a vegetable area in Hazarganji area this morning.
Most of the injured and killed victims in the Quetta Blast were the vegetable vendors, who were then shifted to the Civil Hospital and Bolan Medical Complex. After some moments, security forces cordoned off the site where the blast occurred.
According to the Medical Superintendent of the Bolan Medical Hospital, eleven bodies were brought here and the rest three were taken to the Civil Hospital.
After the Quetta Blast, Deputy Inspector General while talking to the media confirmed that 16 were killed and 30 were found injured. Eight people out of those sixteen belonged to the Hazara Community. A Frontier Corps soldier deputed for the security in the vegetable area was also killed. Four FC soldiers were also injured.
The Blast also killed shopkeepers, businessmen and citizen residing or living in that area.
“The attack took place in a shop. An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was planted in a gunny sack filled with potatoes. Whether it was timed or remote-controlled, our experts will tell us. Right now they are investigating” DIG briefed while talking to a news channel.
He added that at the moment, our attention is centred on the injured ones, they have been shifted to Bolan Medical Complex and emergency was enforced in the hospitals around the city.
The blast which ripped apart the Hazarganji Sabzi Mandi bombed at around 7:35 AM, was caused by an Improvised Explosive Device was (IED).
Prime Minister Imran Khan, condemned the attack and summoned a report on the attack. He also advised the authorities to ensure the best treatment for the injured.
People from the Hazara Community came in convoys in the Hazargandji Sabzi Mandi daily to buy vegetables. They were routinely escorted by the Police and the FC.
Today, there were 11 cars and a total of 55 people, being escorted from the front and behind by Police and FC. The blast occurred when they landed into a vegetable shop around 7:35 AM.