At least six persons, including four police personnel, were killed and 17 others injured on Tuesday when a suspected suicide blast rocked Quetta’s Zarghoon road near the Balochistan Assembly building in Pakistan.
The explosion took place near a police truck parked close to GPO Chowk on Zarghoon Road, located in the city’s high-security Red Zone, around 300 metres from the provincial assembly building.
DC Quetta Farrukh Ateeq confirmed that a police vehicle was targeted in the blast. However, he said he could not confirm the number of wounded persons.
Sources said security personnel were on their way back upon completion of routine duty when the explosion took place.
Police personnel took positions around the provincial assembly building, while additional contingents are also called in following the blast.