QUETTA: Four people were killed and 14 others injured on Thursday in a blast that took place on the city's Jinnah road, the police said.
According to police, the explosion occurred near a vehicle parked on Jinnah Road near Science College.
The injured were shifted to the Civil Hospital. Three people who sustained injuries are reported to be in critical condition.
Glass windows of the buildings nearby were damaged as a result of the blast.
Investigation is underway to ascertain the nature of the blast while security forces and rescue teams have reached the site of the incident.
Following an initial probe into the incident, the Director-General of Police Syed Fida Hussain Shah said that 2.5 kilogrammes of explosives were planted on a pole near the site of the blast.
He said that an event organised by the JUI was underway, and as soon as it ended, the explosion took place near the gate of the venue.
Shah said that complete security has been ensured at the venue of the political gathering.
CM Bizenjo takes notice
Chief Minister Balochistan Abdul Quddus Bizenjo has condemned the incident and has instructed the inspector-general of police to submit a report related to the blast.
At the same time, the provincial adviser to the chief minister on the interior has been directed to further improve the security situation of the city.
Adviser to the Chief Minister on Interior Raza Langoo said that the blast occurred through a remote-controlled device, while a probe is being carried out.
"Terrorists aim to target civilians," he said.
This story is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.
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