QUETTA, Pakistan: A constable of Balochistan Constabulary was killed and four others were injured in a remote-controlled bomb blast in the Eastern Bypass area in Quetta on Thursday.
Police sources said that unidentified men planted a remote-controlled bomb in Bhosa Mandi Eastern Bypass area of the provincial capital.
“The bomb exploded when an official van of Balochistan Constabulary was passing by, killing one constable on the spot and injuring four others,” they said.
The rescue teams rushed to the scene and shifted the dead and injured to hospital. According to doctors, the condition of one injured was critical.
The police said that the van of Balochistan Constabulary was on routine patrolling when it was targeted. They said that four to five kilogram explosive material was used in the blast.
The dead was identified as Head Constable, Aataa Muhammad and the injured were recognized as Raziq, Abdul Wahid and Shabbir Hussain.
The law enforcement agencies have cordoned off the entire area and launched search operation to trace out the suspects.