1 policeman martyred, 10 injured in Quetta blast

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Staff Report

Quetta

At least one policeman was martyred while 10 people were injured on Monday in a blast in a market in Quetta’s Satellite Town.

The incident occurred at the metropolis’ mini market area.

A police van was also damaged in the explosion. Security officials have arrived at the area and cordoned it off. The injured are being shifted to the Civil Hospital, where an emergency has been imposed.

The nature of the blast has not yet been determined and it is not clear if it was a targeted attack.

Satellite Town is considered one of the most sensitive areas of the city.

The blast has come a few days after three terrorists stormed a five-star hotel in Gwadar. The terrorists were killed by the security forces during the clearance operation.

During the operation, five people got martyred including four hotel employees and a Pakistan Navy soldier. Six individuals got injured including two Army captains, two Navy soldiers and two hotel employees, said the ISPR.

The luxury hotel is located on the Koh-e-Batil Hill, south of West Bay on Fish Harbour Road and overlooks the Arabian Sea.