7 policemen killed, several injured in bomb blast in Quetta

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At least seven people, including three policemen, were martyred and over 22 people were left injured in a bombing that took place in Quetta early Wednesday.

According to DawnNews, security sources claimed a roadside bomb exploded just as a police vehicle carrying 35 police personnel passed the area.

The minister, commenting on the investigation of the Quetta blast which killed seven policemen, said that the forensic team from Lahore will reach Quetta on Thursday.

The dead and injured were shifted to Quetta's Civil Hospital and Combined Military Hospital (CMH).

Security forces have reached the location and cordoned off the area, and a security sweep is underway, it said.

At least 40 people were killed in twin blasts in Quetta and northwestern town of Parachinar in June.

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"The war against terrorism is not over".

The group of elite police were targeted on the Sariab road in the outskirts of Quetta, capital of Balochistan province, as they headed to work.

Bugti said the truck carrying the police officials was on its way to the city to drop them at their posts when the suicide bomber rammed into the vehicle. Terror attacks can not shake our unflinching national resolve against terrorism and extremism, reiterated the premier while paying rich tributes to the police officials who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.

Chief Minister of Balochistan Sanaullah Khan Zehri condemned the attack and called for the best possible medical treatment to the injured. He said that in Pakistan there is no entity of terrorist organization Daish whereas the militants are using the Afghan soil for their nefarious designs.

Security forces are frequently attacked by militants in the province. In August this year, a massive suicide explosion, targeting Pakistan Army personnel in Quetta, killed 15 people, including seven civilians.