Alast hits Queta

QUETTA (web desk ) – Several people have been injured in an explosion near police van in Hazarganji Sabzi Mandi in the southwestern city of Quetta on Monday morning.

Security personnel and rescue teams have rushed to the spot, whereas, nature of the explosion could not be confirmed yet.

The incident occurred five days after a suicide bomber rammed a car into a police truck on the outskirts of the city of Quetta, killing five police officials and two passers-by. Twenty two others were injured in the incident.

The truck carrying the police officials was on its way to the city to drop them at their posts when the suicide bomber rammed into the vehicle.

Balochistan, which borders Iran and Afghanistan, has oil and gas resources but is afflicted by militancy, sectarian violence and a separatist insurgency.