Pakistan's Quetta ripped apart by second blast in 3 days, 13 hurt
The Islamic State and Taliban have both claimed responsibility for the Quetta hospital blast. Photograph: (Reuters)
So far, 13 have been injured, including four members of security forces, according to Reuters as a loud explosion was heard at Zarghon Road near a private hospital in Pakistan today.
Home minster Safaraz Bugti said, "It was a remote control device with 3-4kgs of explosives. These kinds of cowardly acts will not reduce our morale."
Initial reports suggest the injured in today’s blast and they have been rushed to the civil hospital. The security establishment has cordoned off the area around the site of the blast.
Terrible news from Quetta again. Another blast,targeting police this time. City was still mourning its losses from 8Aug. May God have mercy— SenatorSherryRehman (@sherryrehman) August 11, 2016
The Dawn reports that causalities are feared and several people have also been injured in the blast, which shattered the windows of many buildings nearby.
Rescue teams have reached the scene and the injured are being shifted to a nearby hospital and security forces are on the scene and collecting evidence.
Meanwhile, the police are still trying to confirm the source and nature of the blast.