Twitter mourns Quetta sabzi mandi bomb blast

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Pakistanis on Twitter condemned and mourned the Quetta bomb blast that left 16 people died, including eight members of the Hazara.

Some called on the government to take action against the perpetrators and hand them exemplary punishments while most showed their solidarity with the Hazara community.

At least 16 people, including eight members of the Shia Hazara community died and scores were injured when a bomb went off at a vegetable market in Quetta on Friday morning.

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Abdul Razzaq Chaeem, a senior police official, told media that 16 people had perished in the terrorist attack that struck Hazarganji Sabzi Mandi at around 7:30am.

A Frontier Constabulary officer was also among the victims.  Thirty others were injured and were undergoing treatment, he added.

According to the police, the blast was caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) that had been hidden in the market, he informed.

Four FC personnel were also among the injured.