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10 killed in suicide blast in Pakistan’s Quetta

Security personnel cordoned off the area and carried out a search operation to find dead bodies and injured civilians.

Updated: Feb 17, 2020 20:01 IST

By Reuters, Quetta

Pakistani police officers and rescue workers gather at the site of a suicide bombing in Quetta. The powerful bomb killed a10 and wounded dozen others in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province, when it struck a rally in the regional capital. (AP)

At least 10 people were killed in a suicide blast that targeted a police vehicle in southwestern Pakistan on Monday, officials said.

Two police personnel were among those killed in the blast in the city of Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province, which borders Afghanistan and Iran.

“We have received 10 bodies so far and 35 injured in Civil Hospital,” a hospital official told Reuters.

Two police personnel were among the dead, a senior police official confirmed.


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