Two people were killed and three injured in an explosion near a “Kashmir Solidarity Day” rally in Quetta on Friday, reported Samaa TV.
The explosion took place inside a truck, parked outside deputy commissioner’s office on Anscomb Road in the city, the report added. One injured was said to be in a critical condition. On 5 February, Pakistan marks “Kashmir Solidarity Day” that is also a national holiday in the country.
The report quoted witnesses saying that the explosion took place inside a truck parked near the DC office and the “Kashmir Day rally” of a religious group near the explosion site could be the target of the blast.
The Bomb Disposal Squad has reached the scene to ascertain the nature of blast but the policemen said they believe it was a planted device that exploded.