FC man among 3 killed, 24 injured in Quetta blast

QUETTA: Three persons including an FC man were killed while twenty-four others sustained injuries when a blast occurred at Sariab link road on Saturday.

According to police, a blast apparently targeting a vehicle of a paramilitary force occured at Sariab link road today morning that killed an FC man and two others while 24 persons were also injured.

The blast occurred when the FC’s patrolling vehicle was passing through the area.

Rescue teams reached the spot and transferred the dead bodies and injured to the Civil Hospital while the security forces cordoned off the area.

Two other vehicles and a rickshaw were damaged in the explosion while the windows of the nearby shops and buildings were also broken.

Police told that the miscreants had fixed explosives in a car standing along the road and were triggered through a remote control device. Initial report suggested that 30-40 kilograms of explosives were used in the blast.

However, further investigation is underway.