15 people including 8 army personnel martyred and over 20 people injured in Quetta blast on late Saturday night.
According to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), The blast, took place in a vehicle at the Pishin bus stop, an army truck was the main target of the terrorists.
Balochistan home minister Sarfraz Bugti while talking to locals news channel ‘Geo News’ said.”We can now confirm that 15 people have died in the explosion today. At least 32 others are wounded,”
A spokesman for the Balochistan government, Anwar ul Haq Kakar also confirmed the toll.
“An attempt to mar independence day festivity. Our resolve won’t succumb to any challenge,” DG ISPR Major-General Asif Ghafoor posted on Twitter.
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) confirmed that an Army truck was targeted using incendiary explosives.
COAS condemns terrorist attack on Army truck in Quetta, an attempt to mar Indep Day festivity. Our resolve won’t succumb to any challenge.
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) August 12, 2017
The ISPR confirmed that seven civilians were among the 15 martyrs, while 25, including 15 civilians, were injured in the attack.
Army troops reached the site of the incident soon after the attack and cordoned off the area.
The injured were shifted to the Combined MIlitary Hospital, added the ISPR.