Eight Armed Forces’ personnel among 15 martyred in Pishin blast


QUETTA Aug 13 (TNS): The terrorists targeted the security forces vehicle that martyred 15 people including 8 security personnel at Pishin stop area of Baluchistan province’s Quetta city on Saturday.

The blast occurred near a hospital at Pishin bus stop, meters away from Frontier Corps Headquarters.

Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) confirmed that at least 15 people including eight security forces’ personnel embraced martyrdom while 25 others were injured in the blast in which a security forces’ vehicle was targeted.

Interior Minister Baluchistan Sarfraz Bugti told that it was a huge blast but he cannot say anything about the nature of blast. He added that a rescue operation was still underway.

The blast was so huge that all the cars parked in the area caught fire.

Police and rescue officials soon reached the spot and started rescue work and at least 15 injured were moved to Quetta’s Civil Hospital. Five of the injured victims are said to be in critical condition.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility but anti-state militants have attacked Quetta city in the past.

President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif , Interior Minister Iqbal Ahsen, Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb, Chief Minister Balochistan Sardar Sanaullah Zehri and Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa have strongly condemned the blast in Quetta.