Quetta Rocket Attacks Kill Four, Injure Eighteen
QUETTA: Four people, including a police officer, were killed and eighteen others sustained serious wounds in rocket attacks in provincial capital on Wednesday evening.
Official sources said that unidentified people fired three rockets from undisclosed location from western side of Quetta which landed in different parts of the city.
The first rocket landed at Sariab Patak, a busy area of the city and close to personal resident of Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani and resulted in immediate death of four people, including Safdar Hussain, a police traffic sergeant, Asmatullah, Zia-ul-Haq and Muhammad Sadiq while seventeen others received serious injuries.
Soon after the rocket blast, police and Edhi Ambulance Service rushed to the site and moved injured and dead to Civil Hospital Quetta where condition of eight injured was stated to be serious.
A car and a rickshaw were badly damaged and windowpanes of nearby buildings were also scattered.
Ainuddin Khan, a local resident, said, “My brother, along with his family members, was passing from Sariab Patak when a splinter hit windscreen of his car causing injuries to him and three other women inmates.”
The second rocket landed at the gate of a house near Chaman patak damaging the gate while the third rocket exploded in an open place in Khaliqabad area, causing no damage.
“Unidentified people fired rockets from western side of the Quetta and unfortunately of them landed at Sariab Patak that caused four casualties and wounded eighteen people,” Deputy Inspector General of Police (Operation) Hamid Shakeel told this ascribe.
No group has claimed responsibility for rocket attacks so far.