QUETTA – 10th January of the deadlist day in the history of Pakistan in which 93 people were killed and 150 others were injured in three bomb blasts in Quetta on Alamdar Road and at Bacha Khan Chowk on Thursday. Cameraman of SAMAA Television IMRAN SHEIKH martyred and many other journalists injured in Blast of Alamdar road Quetta. He was with Samaa tv from last five years. He also left parents, wife and two daughters bereaved. More than 50 other people dead and many injured in four blasts of Quetta today. Earlier two Camermen Ejaz Raiasni and Arif Mehmood also martyred during last years.
a photographer, members of security forces and rescue workers were among the killed.
Twin bombings on Alamdar Road killed 81 people and wounded more than 120 others at a crowded snooker club late Thursday, a senior police official, Mir Zubair Mehmood, told a news conference, putting the number of wounded at 121.
“Nine police personnel, including two officers, have lost their lives.
Both (attacks) were (carried out by) suicide bombers and the death toll could rise further,” he added. The first blast occurred at a snooker club located at a basement on Alamdar Road, an area populated by the Hazara ethnicity.Several people were killed and injured in the bombing and when rescue workers, police and media reached the site, another bomb ripped through the crowd. Imran Sheikh, cameraman of a private news channel, Saifur Rehman, reporter of a TV channel, DSP Mujahid Ali, SHO Jafar Ali are among the dead while SP Khalid Hussain is reported seriously injured.“The first bombing was a suicide explosion while the second one was a planted attack,” police and Bomb Disposal Squad officials said, adding that explosives were planted to a car which exploded when the crowd gathered.The blast damaged several buildings, vehicles and power pylons, suspending the supply.Emergency was declared in all state-run hospitals of Quetta as victims were shifted to Quetta Civil Hospital and Combined Military Hospital.
Doctors said several injured were critical and the death toll might go up. Police officials said that 55 dead bodies were shifted to the CMH while 11 to the Civil Hospital.Balochistan Home Secretary Akbar Hussain Durrani told TheNation that bombings could be the reaction of yesterday’s killing of a cleric in the city.Earlier, 12 people, including a Frontier Corps (FC) soldier, were killed and 30 others wounded in a bombing at Bacha Khan Chowk.According to police, explosives, planted beneath a car that was parked close to the vehicles of Frontier Corps, exploded, killing 12 people, besides injuring 30 other. An FC personnel and a child are among the dead while 10 FC men were injured in the bombing. The blast occurred few yards away from an FC post.Police, FC and rescue workers shifted the victims to Quetta Civil Hospital and Combined Military Hospital where some of the injured are said to be in critical condition.A spokesman confirmed that one FC personnel was martyred and 10 others sustained injuries in the blast.
Eyewitnesses said that a suspicious bag was spotted close to the vehicle and FC personnel were informed about it. The men were about to check the bag when the blast took place. “The explosion forced a car into the air which fell onto other cars,” they added.Bacha Khan Chowk is one of the busiest areas of the city where markets, shops and offices were located while a large number of vendors were also selling food items there.Several vehicles, including two of FC, and motorbikes were destroyed. Windowpanes of nearby buildings were shattered and walls cracked. Edhi workers said that some injured succumbed to injuries on way to hospital.
“Four children and a woman are also among the injured,” rescuers added.The Bomb Disposal Squad said that approximately 25kg explosives were used in the bombing which was carried out by a time-device. “Splinters, nuts and bolts were also used.”
A UBA spokesman phoned at the offices of media houses to claim the responsibility.United Baloch Army said that the blast was carried out in reaction against operation in Mashkay, Awaran and Makaran.Balochistan Governor Nawab Zulfiqar Ali Magsi condemned the bombings and called it a cowardly act. He said that terrorists on behest of their foreign masters targeting security forces but citizens were being killed. of citizens of the city.