Police official killed in blast at Quetta’s Gawalmandi Chowk

QUETTA (Neo Web Desk) A police official was killed and other critically injured when a huge explosion rocked Gawalmandi Chowk in Quetta, DawnNews reported on Tuesday.Rescue authorities rushed to the site of incident. The injured were rushed to Civil Hospital Quetta where emergency was imposed to provide urgent treatment to those critical.Initial reports claim that five people were injured in the blast which occurred near a police station.Police and security forces have cordoned off the area, it added.The blast smashed windows of shops and also damaged the vehicles parked nearby. Shops in the area were closed and traffic suspended after the blast.Police and Frontier Corps officials reached the site and cordoned off the area. An investigation into the incident is also underway.There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.Armed militants have targeted security forces and pro-government politicians for over seven years in the province which borders Afghanistan and Iran.Authorities have been conducting raids in the city to arrest militants and put a check on acts of violence that have haunted Quetta for a while now.

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