3 killed in bomb blast in Quetta

3 killed in bomb blast in Quetta

3 killed in bomb blast in Quetta

Four Pakistani police officials, including a senior inspector, were killed on November 9 in a Taliban suicide bombing in the southwestern city of Quetta, officials say.

"Hamid Shakil, his driver and an assistant sub-inspector were martyred when a suspected suicide bomber struck his motorcycle with his vehicle", senior police official Naseeb Ullah told AFP.

In a statement issued in Islamabad, Abbasi paid rich tributes to the sacrifices rendered by police officials for the establishment of peace and elimination of terrorism.

"He was going from his home in Chaman Housing Scheme [area of the city] to his office when the blast occurred", said Naimatullah, who goes by only one name.

In what appears to be an other targeted attack on law enforcers, a blast ripped through the vehicle of a top police official in Balochistan's Capital on Thursday morning, leaving him martyred along with other police officials and a couple of others injured.

Images from the scene showed the mangled remains of his pick-up truck, with the front and passenger side of the vehicle appearing to bear the brunt of the blast.

Earlier in October, five people were killed in a targeted attack aimed at the city's sizeable Hazara Shia Muslim community.

The Tehreek-e-Taliban, also known as the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack. More than 14 people, including seven police personnel, were killed and 21 injured this year in June when an explosive-laden auto went off near the office of provincial police chief of Balochistan.

Suicide attacks have accelerated in the southwestern region of Pakistan, endangering a planned economic corridor with China.

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