Boy killed, 15 injured in Quetta blast
09 October, 2012
QUETTA: A boy was killed and around 15 people injured, including four policemen, in a bomb blast on Double Road of the provincial capital on Monday. According to police sources, a bomb attached to a bicycle on Double Road went off with a loud bang outside Urban Planning and Development Office. As a result, 16 people were injured, including four policemen. Later, a teenage boy succumbed to his injuries in hospital.
Quetta CCPO Mir Zubair Mehmood and an FC contingent rushed to the site and shifted the injured to the Civil Hospital Quetta. The security forces cordoned off the area soon after the incident. DSP Asif Ghafoor confirmed the death of the boy, identified as Jalaluddin.
Police said the bomb was detonated through a remote control and targeted a police checkpost nearby. The injured policemen were identified as ASI Fateh Sher, Head Constable Karim Khan, Constable Abdul Ghani, Constable Bashir Ahmed, while the injured civilians as Bor Muhammad, Nauroz Khan, Ghulam Muhammad, Abdul Mahad, Maula Dad, Muhammad Ramazan, Nizamuddin, Abdul Baqi, Abdul Ghani, Fakharuddin.
According to the Bomb Disposal Squad, the bomb weighed five kilogrammes and damaged buildings nearby.
A little known group called United Baloch Army (UBA) claimed responsibility for the attack. UBA spokesman Mazar Baloch telephoned news organisations from an undisclosed location and claimed the responsibility. Police have registered a case against unidentified men and investigation is underway.