Attack on A.N.P’s Quetta Rally Kills Six

The Baloch Hal Monitoring Desk 

QUETTA: A bomb blast in Quetta’s Kuchlak area on Friday killed six people whereas 12 others were injured, Dawn News reported.

The blast occurred at a rally being held by the Awami National Party (ANP).

The rally was in its forts fifteen minutes when a cycle parked behind the stage exploded.

All injured were shifted to a nearby hospital.

Police and security forces reached the site after the explosion and cordoned off the area as investigation went underway.

Panic and fear gripped the attendees after the blast as frightened people rushed to exit the scene. Some ANP workers resorted to aerial firing and markets and shops were shut in the vicinity.

Five vehicles were destroyed and as many electricity poles fell to the ground as a result of the blast impact.

Two children and an office bearer of the Pakhtun Students Federation (PSF) were among the dead.

The PSF activist was identified as Malik Qasim, the Central Vice President of the organisation.

President of the ANP Balochistan and his wife were also injured in the attack. (Courtesy: Dawn.com)

Republished in The Baloch Hal on July 12, 2012