Bomb ‘planted on motorcycle’ explodes in Quetta, injures many


QUETTA, Oct 25 (DNA): A bomb explosion left many people injured in
Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan, which took place within
the vicinity of Shalkot police station on Sunday evening.

Police officials told media that the explosive material was planted on a
motorcycle while one vehicle and motorcycles parked at the scene caught
fire after the bomb explosion.

Heavy contingents of law enforcement agencies rushed to the incident’s
site and cordoned off the whole area. However, the number of casualties
is still unknown.

The National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) had earlier issued a
security alert on October 22 that outlawed Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan is
planning attacks on political and religious leaderships across Quetta
and Peshawar in the near future.

According to the alert issued by the counter-terrorism watchdog, TTP is
planning a terrorist attack on political and religious leaders of the
country in the two provincial capitals.

It is pertinent to mention here that the explosion rocked the Quetta
city when the opposition alliance, Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM),
organized a public gathering on Sunday at Ayub Stadium. DNA