21 injured in Sibi motorcycle blast
23 September, 2013
QUETTA: At least 21 persons were injured in a remote-controlled bomb blast in Sibi town on Sunday.
The blast occurred on the Nishtar Road of Sibi town, some 360 kilometres southeast of Quetta. According to the police, unidentified persons had rigged a bomb to a motorcycle which was parked by the roadside on Tareen Chowk, Nishtar Road.
At least 21 people who were sitting by a roadside hotel were injured in the blast. Police cordoned off the area after the explosion. The injured were taken to the Civil Hospital Sibi for treatment. They were identified as Maqsood Baloch, Saleh Muhammad, Murad Khan, Dad Muhammad, Ghulam Jaffar, Mohammad Malok, Asif Ali, Ameer Baksh, Jahanzaib, Shebaz Khan, Mahsooq Ali, Sadar Khan, Abdul Rahim, Amir Khan, Hamza, Shakir, Mohammad Iqbal, Mohammad Khan, Ahmed Shah, Noor Mohammad and Abdul Rahuf Khan. The hospital sources quoted the condition of two injured as critical.
While talking to media, Sibi District Police Officer Ghulam Abbas said that it was a remote-controlled blast and the explosive was planted on a motorcycle.
"Around 1 kilogramme of explosive was used in the blast," he said and added that police have launched a search operation for the culprits. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. A case has been registered against unidentified persons and investigations are underway. s