13 killed, 16 injured in explosion

May 23, 2013 Off By Web Desk

QUETTA: Thirteen people including 12 Rapid Response Group RRG personnel were killed and 16 others injured in an explosion with police coaster along Eastern By Pass here Thursday.

According to details terrorists blew up explosive material planted in a rickshaw along Eastern By Pass when a coaster was carrying RPRG personnel to city for duty here today. As a result twelve RRG personnel including Muhammad Ishaq, Khan Muhammad, Muhammad Ayub, Siraj, Tahir, Gul Muhammad, Abdul Baqi, Abdul Wakeel, and a civilian were killed on the spot.

Sixteen people including 14 policemen Rafiq, Ghulam Sarwar, Abdul Sattar, Abdul Rehman, Abdul Haq, Mir Ali, Noor Muhammad, Salahuddin, Muhammad Asif, Imran, Sultan, Rafiq, Amir Bakhsh were injured. They were shifted to civil hospital and CMH.

Condition of several of them is stated to be very serious.

Coaster was completely destroyed in explosion.

Bomb Disposal Squad told that explosion was conducted by remote control device and around one hundred Kilograms of
explosive was used.

DIG Operations Fayyaz Sunbal told that it was remote control bomb explosion and its target was Police vehicle.

Inspector General Balochistan Police Mushtaq Ahmed Sukhera visited the site of explosion along Eastern By Pass.

Later Police and Frontier Corps personnel in operation rounded up five suspects and shifted them to unknown place for interrogation. They included Suleman Khan, Akhtar Muhammad, Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Ismail and Ghulam Sarwar.

Funeral prayers of slain police men was offered at police lines. Balochistan Chief Secretary Babar Yaqoob Fateh Muhammad, Secretary Home Akbar Hussain Durrani, IG Balochistan Police Mushtaq Ahmed Sukhera and senior police officers attended.