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  • Five killed, scores injured in blast targetting police vehicle in Pakistan

    Published on July 31, 2019

    In Pakistan, a powerful blast targeting a police vehicle in the restive Balochistan province has killed five people, including two security personnel. 38 others were injured.

    Quetta’s Deputy Inspector-General of police said that the target of the blast appeared to be the Station House Officer (SHO) of the area, who received some injuries and has been shifted to a hospital. He did not confirm it to be a suicide attack or caused by a remotely triggered device.

    Earlier, police officials said terrorists had planted explosives in a motorcycle and parked it near the police vehicle before it was detonated. Security cordon around the area has been intensified as rescuers continued evacuations.

    The banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan reportedly claimed responsibility for the blast.

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