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Quetta comes under yet another attack - dozens killed as bomber detonates car packed with explosives

Gulistan Road area

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QUETTA, Pakistan - Quetta, the capital of Balochistan came under yet another attack on Friday after a bomb exploded in the city’s Gulistan Road area.
Police surgeon Ali Mardan said in a statement that 11 people, including police officers and one traffic warden, had been killed in the blast, while nine people were injured.
In a brief statement, Balochistan government spokesperson Anwar ul Haq Kakar said the explosion occurred near the IGP office at Shuhada Chowk.
Later, Abdul Razzaq Cheema, director general of police in Balochistan province said that the bomber appeared to have detonated a car packed with explosives.
He confirmed that 15 people had been wounded. 
Cheema said, “Seven dead bodies have been brought to the Civil Hospital in Quetta and at least five people are in critical condition.” 
According to television footage featured on local media showed emergency services rushing to the area which was covered in debris and security officials cordoning off the area.
Authorities said that rescue operations were underway and an emergency had been declared in hospitals of the city. 
The local media also quoted DIG Quetta Abdul Razzaq Cheema as saying that an investigation is underway. 
He said, “There were only general threats and no specific threat had been received” adding that officials are trying to determine whether the attacker managed to escape or got killed in the attack.
The blast is also said to have damaged the Education Department building’s wall.
The explosion reportedly took place on the day when Muslims offer last congregational Friday prayers in the holy month of Ramazan, known as Jummatul Wida.
Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri condemned the blast and expressed grief over the loss of innocent lives. 
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan also condemned the blast and ordered an inquiry into the incident.

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