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Pakistan

Web Desk
February 17, 2020

Blast leaves eight dead, multiple injured in Quetta

Pakistan

Web Desk
Mon, Feb 17, 2020
A blast at Quetta's Shahra-e-Iqbal road left at least seven injured and two dead on February 17, 2020 . — Photo: Geo News

QUETTA: Eight people were reportedly killed and several injured when a blast took place Shahra-e-Iqbal Road near the Quetta Press Club on Monday, according to police.

Police confirmed that the blast damaged nearby building and vehicles. Police and security forces cordoned off the area and are conducting an investigation into the incident.

The injured have been shifted to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. Relief efforts are being carried out in the area. The nature and impact of the blast is being ascertained by police. 

Emergency was imposed at Civil Hospital after a blast killed two people and injured at least 10 other in Quetta, Pakistan, February 17, 2020. The News/via Geo News

Emergency has been imposed in Quetta's civil hospital, while senior doctors have been called. The nature and impact of the blast is being ascertained by police. 

PM Imran expresses grief over Quetta blast

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday expressed his grief at the loss of lives in the Quetta blast. The premier directed authorities to provide the injured with the best medical treatment.

The prime minister condemned the bomb blast in the strongest words.