Pakistan: Blast close to Quetta Police Lines leaves five people injured
Quetta: A blast close to the Quetta Police Lines area in Pakistan on Sunday left at least five people hurt, media reports said.
Edhi worker Zeeshan Ahmed, who is leading the rescue operation on the site, told Dawn News that the injured persons have been moved to the Civil Hospital, Quetta.
He said police and emergency teams have arrived at the site and the area has been cordoned off.
Police haven’t issued any statement and the nature of the blast is not clear at the moment.
The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility for the incident.
The incident happened just days after a blast inside a mosque in Peshawar left at least 100 policemen dead.
Reports of multiple injuries in a bomb blast in highly secure area of Quetta near the Police headquarters and entrance of Quetta Cantonment. The city is under strict security due to a PSL cricket match. pic.twitter.com/lZcfn1VQRU— The Balochistan Post - English (@TBPEnglish) February 5, 2023