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Five killed in Quetta blast

November 21, 2012 - Updated 1451 PKT
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QUETTA: At least five people were killed and several others injured in a blast in the Shahbaz Town area of the city, Geo News reported Wednesday.


CCPO Quetta Mir Zubair said three security personnel were among those killed in the blast. Zubair added that investigations showed that the blast was caused by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted on a motorcycle.


Following the blast, firing was also reported in the area. Buildings and vehicles in the area were also damaged due to the blast.


According to reports, the blast targeted a security forces' vehicle escorting a school bus carrying children of local army officers.


The emergency ward in Civil Hospital has been opened to provide treatment to those injured in this blast.

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