Three people were killed and more than 20 injured in a bomb blast near a police mobile in Quetta. The explosion took place at Jinnah Road on Wednesday night.

A deputy superintendent of police (DSP) also lost his life in the blast. Nearby shops caught fire after the bomb exploded.

The Deputy Inspector-General (DIG) Quetta Fida Hussain revealed that people injured in the blast have been shifted to Civil Hospital. He also confirmed the death of DSP.


“Two-and-a-half to three kilograms of explosives were used in the blast,” DIG Fida Hussain said.

According to the medical superintendent of the hospital, the wounded brought in for medical treatment were 25 in number and six of them were critical.

Balochistan Chief Minister, Mir Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo strongly condemned the deadly incident.

“Cowardly terrorists targeted innocent citizens in a terrorist attack,” he said, “efforts are being made to disrupt peace in Quetta and the province under a planned and well-thought-out conspiracy.”

He also added that terrorists are being funded by external forces.

He directed the Inspector General of Police (IG) to submit a detailed report.

Governor of Sindh, Imran Ismail also strongly condemned the bomb blast in ‘which innocents were targeted by cowardly terrorists.

CM Buzdar, while condemning the incident, said, “a handful of terrorists cannot shake the resolve of the nation.” 

The spokesperson of the Sindh Government, Murtaza Wahab Siddiqui also condemned the incident.