14 injured as roadside bomb targets judge’s police escort in Quetta

Quetta (Pakistan), Aug.11 : At least fourteen people were injured in a roadside blast targeting a vehicle belonging to the Anti-Terrorism Force (ATF) accompanying Justice Zahoor Shahwani's vehicle on Quetta's Zarghon Road on Thursday.

According to rescue officials, ten civilians and four security officials were injured, with two in critical condition, in a roadside blast targeting a vehicle belonging to the ATF near Al Khair Hospital in Balochistan's provincial capital.

The blast also shattered windows of nearby buildings. The Dawn quoted Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti, as saying that the judge was unharmed. The minister added that three to four kilograms of explosive material was used in the blast. Security forces and a bomb disposal squad reached the scene to collect evidence. Rescue teams moved the injured to Civil Hospital Quetta and CMH. Police cordoned off the area as a search operation went underway. The explosion came days after a suicide bombing that killed over 70 people, m ostly lawyers and journalists, at the emergency ward of Quetta's Civil Hospital on Monday.

(ANI with inputs).

Source: ANI