At least 2 dead, several injured in Quetta blast on Eid
Pakistani policemen carry an injured colleague at a hospital following the bomb explosion in Quetta on September 13. Photograph: (AFP)
A bomb blast near a police training centre in Pakistan's Quetta on Eid killed two police officials and injured 10 people including five security officials, the Dawn reported today.
Paramedics rushed the injured to the city's Civil Hospital for treatment, the report in the Pakistan daily said.
The attack took place in the city's Sariab road and was targeted at a police patrol vehicle in the area.
According to local police official Abdul Razaq, the van was targeted with a remote-controlled bomb planted on the roadside.
"One policeman died on the spot while another succumbed to his injuries later at the government hospital in the city," another police official Abdullah Jan Afridi told AFP.
It's pertinent to mention that militants have been targeting security forces stationed at Sariab road for almost a decade.
Earlier during the day, at least 11 people, including four policemen, were injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a Shia mosque in the country's Sindh province. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack.
Pakistan has been hit by frequent sectarian violence in recent years, most of it perpetrated by hardline Sunni Muslim groups against minority Shia Muslims.
(WION with inputs from agencies)