Blast leaves 30 injured

QUETTA: As many as 10 people were injured in a grenade attack on a flag selling shop in Satellite Town of the provincial capital, on Wednesday. According to reports, unidentified armed men hurled a hand grenade in a shop that sold Pakistani flags on the eve of Independence Day. As a result, 10 people, standing in and around the shop, sustained injuries and were shifted by the rescue teams to the Civil Hospital. Later, the injured were shifted to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH).  The police and FC rushed to the site shortly after the incident and cordoned off the entire area. The explosion was so intense that its sound could be heard from afar and nearby shops’ windowpanes were smashed. No group has claimed the responsibility for the attack. However, it is the third hand grenade attack on flag selling shops in the provincial capital in less than 24 hours, leaving 30 people injured in total.The blasts have sent waves of fear and panic amongst the masses who aim celebrations. The provincial government and security agencies have planned this year with musical shows, firefights and other sporting activities. And, that too notwithstanding strict security measures. Meanwhile, law enforcement agencies foiled a terrorism bid by defusing a bomb planted on Mir Hassan Road near Goth Karim Baksh Bugti on Wednesday. DSP Nasirabad Noor Ahmed Baraich said that the device was composed of five kilogrammes of explosive material that was planted to cause terrorism.

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