Feb 19

Quetta sit-inners refuse to bury bodies, demand Pakistan army takeover

Quetta protestorsQuetta: The participants of Quetta sit-in on Tuesday refused to bury the bodies of 87 people, who were killed in the blast carried out by Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) in Kirani road area of Quetta, a metropolitan of Pakistan.

The elders of Shiite community were trying to convince the sit-inners present in the area but they had refused and demanding takeover of Pakistan Army in the city.

It is to be mentioned here that Mujlis-i-Wahdatul-Muslimeen (MWM) Central General Secretary announced to end nationwide sit-ins including the one in Quetta.

Speaking to media, Shaheedi said that he was confident over government’s promise to arrest the culprits involved in the attacks.

“We have been assured by the government delegation that the Pakistan army will conduct raids in the city,” he said.

Another Shiite leader Sardar Saadat Hazara said that the funeral prayers and burial of the bodies would be completed till night.

Jan 10

QUETTA:Bacha Khan Chowk bomb blast 12 killed, 40 injured

QUETTA: At least 11 people were killed and 27 others were injured when a blast ripped through the Baacha Khan Chowk area of Shahrah-e-Iqbal, a senior police official said Thursday.

The Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Quetta Mir Zubair Mehmood confirmed the death toll, adding that details regarding the bomb attack would be divulged after further investigation.Quetta market blast

Witnesses said children and Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were among those injured.

This is the third blast in the same area which houses a shopping plaza and a market and is generally a busy area.

The police, FC, bomb disposal squad (BDS) and rescue teams reached the scene, cordoning off the area and shifting the injured to hospitals.

20 to 25kg explosives were reportedly used in the bomb.

Express News correspondent Irfan Rana reported a two to three-foot deep crater where the blast occurred.

Thirteen cars, including FC vehicles, were damaged in the blast.

Bomb attacks in the violence-stricken province have been on the rise.

Jun 07

12 killed, over 48 injured in blast outside Quetta madrassa

QUETTA: At least 12 people Killed including two children were killed and dozens injured in a blast outside a seminary at Sariab Road in Quetta, Geo News reported Thursday.Twelve killed, dozens injured in Quetta blast

According to sources, an event was taking place at Jamia Islamia Miftah-ul-Uloom when a blast occurred outside the seminary. The explosive device was strapped to a bicycle present beside the seminary gate.

The bomb was detonated outside the Islamic seminary as a degree ceremony for students was being held inside, DIG Operations Qazi Abdul Wahid told reporters.

Private guards resorted to aerial firing to disperse the crowd that gathered at the blast scene and hampered rescue work.

Rescue efforts are still underway while the area was cordoned off by the security officials and bomb disposal squad.