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Imran Khan condemns loss of lives in Pakistan blast

Imran Khan condemns loss of lives in Pakistan blast

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 18 Oct 2017, 04:31 pm
Islamabad, Oct 18 (IBNS): Former Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan on Wednesday condemned the Quetta bombing which left seven people killed.

"Strongly condemn terror attack in Quetta causing loss of precious lives. We have to resolutely counter the terrorist threat holistically," Khan tweeted.

At least seven policemen were killed and 22 people injured in an explosion in Quetta, provincial capital of Pakistan's Balochistan  on Wednesday, Dawn reported.

According to initial reports, a roadside bomb exploded on Quetta-Sibbi road just as a police vehicle carrying 35  personnel passed the  the Sariab Mill area.

The nature of the blast has yet to be ascertained.

The reported quoted Civil Hospital Quetta Spokesperson Wasim Baig as having confirmed  seven casualties. He said  eight injured had been brought to the medical facility where emergency has been imposed.

Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti while condemning the attack confirmed that six policemen had lost their lives in the attack while 22 others were injured and being treated at the Civil Hospital and Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Quetta.

team from Lahore would arrive in Quetta tomorrow to help determine the cause of the blast.

"The war against terrorism is not over. Balochistan is on the forefront of this fight and we will not stop until there is not a single terrorist left in the area," the home minister said.