QUETTA: Six persons including an Awami National Party (ANP) leader were killed while ten others injured when a blast occurred at Kuchlak Bazaar of Quetta Friday morning, Geo News reported.
According to police, a blast occurred at Kuchlak Bazaar near the venue of ANP rally and was followed by intense firing that killed six persons including an ANP leader Malik Qasim and eight-year-old boy.
Ten persons including ANP’s provincial president Aurangzaib Kasi and his wife were also injured in the blast.
Security forces cordoned off the area while rescue teams shifted the injured and bodies to Civil Hospital and CMH, Quetta.
Two vehicles were also damaged in the explosion while seven kilograms of explosives were used in the blast that were fitted in a bicycle, bomb disposal squad told.
Several political parties condemned the blast and demanded immediate action against the perpetrators.
It is pertinent to mention that Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf is due to visit Quetta today.