Deadly Blast Kill 67 and Injure Over 160 in Quetta


At least 67 people were killed in the blast

At least 67 people were killed in the blast

KABUL – According to Pakistani police officials, at least 67 people were killed and more than 160 wounded Saturday when a large explosion shook Quetta, the capital of restive Balochistan province.

The officials further added the incident took place near a school at the busy Kirani road area of the city, located close to Hazara Town.

At least 67 people were killed in the blast, and that the number of casualties was feared to rise, security officials confirmed.

According to reports the blast was as a result of the remote control device. The area was cordoned off by a large contingent of security personnel, including police and FC forces.

DIG investigation in Quetta city Wazir Khan Nasir said, “It was a sectarian attack, the Shia community was the target.”

Akbar Hussain Durrani provincial home secretary confirmed the incident and said women and children were also among those killed in today’s incident.

The Hazara Town area is dominated by the ethnic Hazaras, a large population of which belongs to the Shia community. (KP/OA)