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Blast injures 13 in SW Pakistan

English.news.cn   2013-04-24 13:18:14            

ISLAMABAD, April 24 (Xinhua) -- At least 13 people were injured when a bomb went off outside a hospital in Pakistan's southwest Quetta city on Wednesday morning, local media reported.

Geo TV said that the incident happened at about 8:10 a.m. ( local time) in Satellite town area located at southwestern suburbs of Quetta, the capital city of the country's Balochistan province.

Deputy Inspector General of Police Fayyaz Sumbul said that the bomb was detonated by a remote controlled device and an estimated 2 to 3 kg of explosive materials were fixed on a bicycle parked near the hospital.

The injured people were shifted to hospital where one of them was reported critical.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack yet.

Police and paramilitary troops cordoned off the area and kicked off investigation into the incident.

Wednesday morning's blast is the fifth of its kind in Quetta over the last 14 hours. Last night, eight people were killed and 45 others injured when four blasts including one detonated by a suicide bomber, rocked the city.

Police said that the most serious blast in the current string of bombing in the city happened at the Nechari Road area last night, when a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into the check post of Frontier Constabulary (FC), killing eight people including a security man and injuring 32 others.

Editor: Wang Yuanyuan
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