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A deadly explosion killed or wounded over 40 people in Quetta city, the provincial capital of Balochistan province of Pakistan.

Deputy Inspector Gen. Abdul Razzaq Cheema confirmed to local media outlets that the explosion killed 7 people including two policemen.

Gen. Cheema further added that the explosion wounded at least 21 others.

The explosion took place close to Quetta Press Club as a demonstration was underway which also damaged several vehicles parked in the area.

Meanwhile, a hospital source told Reuters that they have received the dead bodies of 10 people from the site of the incident.

The official further added that the rescue workers also shifted at least 35 wounded people from the explosion site.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility for the deadly attack.

This comes as an explosion ripped through a mosque during evening prayers in Quetta city last month which killed at least 15 people and wounded around 19 others.

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