QUETTA - Five people were killed and ten others were injured when a powerful blast ripped through Quetta’s Sariab Road on Tuesday, a private TV channel reported.
Rescue officials confirmed that at least five people had been killed in the incident. The dead also included Frontier Corps (FC) personnel, according to reports.
The loud explosion took place at around 2:15pm inside a car parked near the Sariab grid station. The area, located near Quetta’s Irrigation Colony, is known to be a busy locality.
According to initial reports security officials, the explosion was suspected to be a remote-controlled bomb blast, while an FC convoy was suspected to be the intended target of the attack.
Four FC vehicles damaged as a result of the blast, while one was completely destroyed. Four rickshaws also caught fire because of the explosion.
A heavy contingent of local police and FC personnel reached the scene of the blast and cordoned off the area. The injured were meanwhile shifted to a local hospital by rescue workers.