QUETTA: At least 17 people lost their lives while at least 30 others were injured in an explosion near Quetta’s Pishin Stop.
The explosion took place in a vehicle. Multiple cars caught fire after the explosion.
Rescue services have reached the site and are conducting rescue activities. A large contingent of security forces have also reached the spot and have cordoned off the area.
Fire fighting vehicles are trying to control the fire after the explosion.
Injured are being shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta and an emergency has been declared in hospitals.
Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti said that casualties might increase due to the intensity of the blast.
FC Hostel and the Balochistan Assembly are near the spot of the explosion and the area is categorised as sensitive