Tired of ads? Install Dainik Bhaskar app for news without ads
Quetta4 hours ago
- Copy the link
The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a hotel in the Pakistani city of Quetta. Five people have been killed. 33 people are reported injured.
The bomber struck shortly after 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Pakistani city of Quetta. The blast occurred in the parking lot of Serena, Quetta’s largest hotel. Five people have been killed so far. The hotel where the blast took place was occupied by Chinese officials. The death toll could rise further, as most of the injured are in critical condition, according to doctors at the city’s government hospital. Media reports say preparations are underway to hand over large parts of the city to the army, as violence has been raging here for the past several days.
33 people have been injured
Many people were present in the parking lot at the time of the incident, according to Pakistan’s The Express Tribune newspaper. These people came here to attend a function. Some of these were also foreign nationals. Reports said about 33 people were injured and most were in critical condition. This is because most people were communicating together in a crowd.
Bomb blast or something
The demand for independence has long been rising in Balochistan. Insurgent groups have attacked a Pakistani military outpost here, killing several soldiers. Rangers and special battalions have also been deployed here in recent times. Despite this, the violence did not subside.
Seven cars were completely destroyed in the blast. It was not immediately clear if it was a bomb blast or something. The Balochistan government confirmed the blast and said the death toll was four. The government said in a statement that it was trying to find out if it was a terrorist attack or something. Pakistan’s Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid has also confirmed the incident. Said- We will try to get to the bottom of this matter. The whole country is united in the fight against terrorism.