Twin blasts kill, wound 11 people in SW Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Two coordinated improvised explosive device (IED) blasts in Quetta city of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province killed at least one person and wounded 10 others on Thursday night, said officials.

The first blast targeted an office of a transport company at Khezai Chowk area of the provincial capital.

The second IED exploded at the same site when rescue workers, security personnel and media men were gathered in the area.

The provincial spokesman for Balochistan, Liaqat Shahwani confirmed that at least one rescue team member was killed and 10 others, including six policemen and two media men, received injuries. The injured were shifted to the nearest medical facilities for treatment.

Earlier last month, four people lost their lives while 22 others wounded in an explosion that took place after Friday prayers in Kuchlak area on the outskirts of Quetta. Chief Minister of Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan has condemned the blast and expressed sorrow over the casualties.

Source: Kuwait News Agency