16 killed, 30 wounded in Pakistan bomb blast

16 killed, 30 wounded in Pakistan bomb blast

At least 16 people were killed and 30 others wounded in a blast on the morning of Friday, April 12 at a market in Quetta city of Pakistan, local media reported.

It was garnered the explosion took place at a vegetable market in the Hazar Ganji area of Quetta city.

Pakistan’s Deputy Inspector General (DIG), Abdul Razzaq Cheema said that the blast targeted members of the Hazara community.

Out of 16 dead, eight belonged to Hazara community, Cheema said.

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He explained the blast occurred at around 7:35 am local time and has said to be caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) that had been hidden among the vegetables in the market.

Most of the victims were vegetable vendors, who were shifted to Bolan Medical Complex and Civil Hospital for medical treatment, the report said.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, yet.

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