Quetta: At least 21 policemen including DIG Operations Quetta Fayyaz Ahmed Sumbal were martyred and dozens of others injured in a suicide blast in Police Lines Quetta on Thursday.
According to sources, a suicide bomber blew himself up in a lawn of mosque where the preparations were being made for the funeral prayer of SHO City Mohibullah, who was killed by unknown gunmen in Alamu Chowk area of metropolis today morning. Mohibullah’s four children and driver were injured in the attack.
Nearly 300 to 400 people including SSP and DSP level officials were said to have been attending the funeral procession.
DIG operations was rushed to the CMH hospital Quetta in critical condition but he succumbed to his wounds.
The police and law enforcement agencies immediately cordoned-off the area and rescue operation got underway. The injured were shifted to the Civil Hospital and CMH Quetta. Several injured are said to be in critical condition and death toll is feared to climb.