16 killed in Quetta blast


Srinagar: At least 16 people including two children were killed after an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded at a vegetable market in Quetta early Friday, the Express Tribune reported

The death toll was confirmed by DIG Quetta Abdul Razzaq Cheema.

One Frontier Corps soldier was also killed in the attack while 30 others were injured. The security forces fear the death toll may rise, the report said

Speaking to media, Cheema said at least eight of those killed in the bomb blast at Hazarganji area of the provincial capital belonged to Hazara community.

The police, FC and rescue workers have present at the scene while the injured are being moved to nearby hospitals for medical treatment, the newspaper reported

The district inspector general said that 11 bodies were moved to Civil Hospital while three were moved to Bolan Medical Centre.

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