Pakistan: 10 killed in Quetta blast, TTP claims responsibility

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Karachi, Feb. 6 (ANI): The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have claimed responsibility for the explosion on Saturday in Quetta’s Multan Chowk area in which at least 10 people were killed.

“The TTP’s TSG unity carried out the attack that targeted the convoy of security forces,” Taliban spokesperson, Mohammad Khorasani said in a statement.

According to The Express Tribune, four officials of the Frontier Corps (FC) were killed in the blast, while the identities of the other five are yet to be ascertained.

“Four members of the FC have been killed in the blast, while the remaining five are locals,” Home Secretary Akbar Hussain Durrani confirmed while speaking to The Express Tribune.

Initial reports show that 25 people have also been injured in the blast and further injuries and deaths are yet to be ascertained

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Rescue teams rushed the blast site, while an emergency has been declared in all nearby hospitals including Civil Hospital Quetta. (ANI)

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