Quetta, Feb 17 (IANS) At least seven persons were killed and 19 others injured in an explosion in the city on Monday, a media report quoted Balochistan government spokesman Liaqat Shahwani as saying.
Quetta Civil Hospital spokesperson Waseem Baig confirmed 19 injuries in the blast that occurred near the Quetta Press Club located on Shahrah-i-Adalat.
The blast took place as a demonstration was on near the Press Club. Several vehicles parked in the vicinity were damaged due to the blast impact.
Security personnel cordoned off the area and conducted a search operation. Officials said that the nature of the blast had not yet been ascertained.
On Jan 10, a blast inside a mosque in Quetta’s Satellite Town area during Friday evening prayers had claimed 15 lives and left 19 people injured.