In an explosion in Pakistan’s Balochistan province on Monday, officials said at least four persons were killed, and eight others were injured.
According to police and hospital authorities, an explosion on Monday in the Pakistani city of Quetta intended to target a police vehicle resulted in at least four fatalities and eight injuries.
“We have received four bodies and eight injured so far in Civil Hospital,” Wasim Baig, spokesman for the Quetta hospital, told Reuters.
The acting superintendent of police investigations’ vehicle, which was parked in Kandahari Bazaar, was the target, according to senior police official Shafqat Cheema.
According to another source, the explosion resulted in at least four people dead, including two police officers, and 15 other injuries, the Geo News Reported.
The Injured people were transported to the nearby civil hospital. The ambulances have also reached the spot, and the injured also included women and children.
The police immediately cordoned off the area, which is under investigation.
Although no one immediately claimed responsibility, suspicion fell on the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan or known as Pakistani Taliban, who have increased their attacks across the country since November last year after a ceasefire.
The group has intensified their attacks on several parts of the country, mainly targeting police officers, foreigners and ordinary people of Pakistan.
Recently, the government of Pakistan has announced a comprehensive operation against militants and terror outlets across the country, stressing its commitment to eliminate terrorism from the country.