One police official was killed while 17 other people were injured in the Quetta Blast that occurred near Balochistan University on city’s Sariab Road on Monday.
According to the details provided by the Balochistan Government Spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani, the explosion that rocked Quetta targeted a police truck deputed outside Balochistan University. The attackers used a motorcycle planted with an explosive device to carry out their attack. He added that those responsible for the Quetta Blast will be severely punished and brought to justice.
دھماکہ میں زخمیوں کی تعداد 17 ہوگئی ہے۔ ایک پولیس اہلکار شہید۔— Liaquat Shahwani (@LiaquatShahwani) October 18, 2021
اللہ تعالی شہید پولس اہلکار کی مغفرت فرمائے اور زخمیوں کو جلد صحت عطا فرمائے آمین https://t.co/r1j664pGF2
Home Minister Mir Ziaullah Langove said that police officials had been providing security to students protesting outside of Balochistan University when the blast took place. “The attackers wanted to target the students, but police officials were targeted due to tight security arrangements in place,” the minister said.
Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid has condemned the Quetta Blast and said that he had sought a report from the Balochistan IGP. “We will not allow terrorists to destroy the province’s peace. The federal government will provide resources and support to the provincial government,” he said.
سریاب روڑ کوئٹہ دھماکے کی مذمت— Sheikh Rashid Ahmed (@ShkhRasheed) October 18, 2021
آئی جی پولیس بلوچستان سے دھماکے کی رپورٹ طلب
دھماکے میں شہید پولیس اہلکار کے لواحقین سے اظہار ہمدردی؛ زخمیوں کی جلد صحتیابی کے لئے دعا
دہشت گردوں کو بلوچستان کا امن تباہ نہیں کر دینگے۔
وفاقی حکومت صوبائی حکومت کو تمام وسائل اور معاونت فراہم کرے گی۔
Netizens have shared video footage of the blast on Quetta’s Sariab Road near Balochistan University on social media.
#UPDATE Explosion reported near #Balochistan University on #Quetta’s Sariab Road. According to police sources, the blast took place near a police van parked on Sariab Road. In the incident 1 death and At least ten, including 5 policemen, have wounded in bomb blast https://t.co/KsXt98ZHUg pic.twitter.com/T2XPWISfPh— Ghulam Abbas Shah (@ghulamabbasshah) October 18, 2021
At least ten, including 5 policemen, have wounded in bomb blast near Balochistan University, Quetta, local media reports pic.twitter.com/wxKSzm8fTx— Naimat Khan (@NKMalazai) October 18, 2021