Seven injured in Quetta grenade attack

QUETTA: At least seven people were injured on Wednesday in a grenade blast on Quetta’s Samungli Road.

According to police, a grenade was thrown at labourers working on an under-construction bridge. Five of the labourers and two passersby were injured when it detonated.

A heavy contingent of law enforcement agencies and ambulances reached the scene of the incident. Rescue official said that the injured include two children and five labourers, who have been shifted to a nearby hospital.

The law enforcers cordoned off the area and began collecting evidence. A search operation was launched to arrest the culprits. DIG Quetta said the police are investigating the intensity of the explosion.

Last month, four people were injured in a blast on Quetta’s Sariab Road. The explosive material was fitted on a motorcycle had gone off and resulted in serious injuries to four people.

In August, at least six people were killed and 21 others were wounded when a blast ripped through the Mall Road in Chaman. The remote-controlled bomb was planted on a motorcycle targetting a vehicle of the Frontier Corps.

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