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Two policemen among four killed in Quetta blast

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QUETTA: At least five persons, including a two policemen, were killed and 29 others injured in a blast outside the City Police Station in the provincial capital on Tuesday.

The dead and injured have been shifted to the Civil Hospital in the provincial capital. An emergency was imposed in the hospital to treat the injured.

Balochistan Inspector General of Police Mohsin Hassan Butt said that police were apparently the target of the blast.

The blast shattered the glass windows of nearby shopping malls and shops. The sound of the explosion was heard far and wide, causing panic among the people.

The City police station is located near Bacha Khan Chowk area of Quetta, one of the busiest neighbourhoods of the city.

On Saturday, a contingent of the Frontier Corps was attacked by unidentified militants during a combing/sensitisation operation between Hushab and Turbat in Balochistan.

The troops martyred in Balochistan included Captain Aqib Javed, Sepoy Nadir, Sepoy Atif Altaf and Sepoy Hafeezullah.

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