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7 policemen killed, 22 hurt in explosion in Pakistan

7 policemen killed, 22 hurt in explosion in Pakistan

Minutes after the blast in Quetta, two security personnel were killed in an IED explosion in the Frontier Region (FR) of Bannu in the country's northwest.

Seven policemen were killed and 22 injured in an explosion in Quetta in Pakistan on Wednesday. According to first-hand accounts of the witnesses, it was a suicide blast, which was later confirmed by the police. He said 22 people were wounded, eight of them critically. He feared the death toll might climb.

Mr. Sarfraz Bugti said that Pakistan will take the war against terrorists and their facilitators to their ultimate conclusion.

The minister further stated that fronesic team from Lahore will come tomorrow to further investigate this incident.

Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri told reporters that the bomb contained 80 kilogrammes of explosive material.

The group of elite police were targeted on the Sariab road in the outskirts of Quetta, capital of Balochistan province, as they headed to work. According to initial reports, Abdul Salam was shot multiple times in what was reported as a targeted killing. His body has been shifted to Civil Hospital, Quetta. However, no one claimed the responsibility for the attack.

Also Wednesday, a roadside bombing near a tribal area along the border with Afghanistan killed two troops.

Security officials said a remote-controlled bomb was set off as an army vehicle passed by. He said, "I would like to convey my heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and wish strength and endurance to all those who suffered from the attack". "Balochistan is on the forefront of this fight and we will not stop until there is not a single terrorist left in the area", the home minister said. Afterward, he said such attacks would not bring down the morale of the security forces. They expressed a deep sense of sorrow over the loss of precious human lives in the tragic incident. The roadside explosions targeting sercurity personnel has become common in Balochistan area.

In June, a suicide vehicle bomber killed at least thirteen people, including seven police officers, in an attack near a checkpoint in the volatile city of Quetta on Friday, officials said.

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