QUETTA (Dunya News) – Seven people were killed and 22 others injured on Wednesday morning when a terrorist rammbed explosive-laden vehicle into police truck in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta.
The incident took place on Sibi Road in Sariab area.
Police turck completely destroyed in the incident - Onling Photo
According to Bomb Disposal Squad, the suicide car bomber chased and hit a truck carrying around 30 Rapid Response Force (RRF) personnel. More than 100 kilograms of explosives were used in the attack.
Security personnel inspect wreckage of car used in the attack - Online Photo
Earlier, provincial home minister Sarfaraz Bugti told media that a car rammed the police vehicle before catching fire, adding it was "apparently a suicide attack".
Security forces immediately cordoned off the site while rescue teams shifted the injured persons to Quetta Civil Hospital.
Balochistan, which borders Iran and Afghanistan, has oil and gas resources but is afflicted by militancy, sectarian violence and a separatist insurgency.
Security forces are frequently attacked by militants in the province.