Police sniper martyred, 10 wounded in Quetta blast

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QUETTA: A police sniper was killed and 11 others including four policemen were wounded in a bomb blast in Quetta on Tuesday.

The explosion took place on Quetta’s Double Road near a police vehicle.

The explosive device was planted in a motorcycle.

According to the deputy inspector-general (DIG) of police for Quetta, Abdul Razzaq Cheema, a vehicle of the Rapid Response Group (RRG) was patrolling the city when it was targeted.

DIG Cheema said 10 people were wounded and among them were five RRG officers. The martyred officer was a sniper sitting inside the car, he added.

Many vehicles were also damaged due to its intensity.

Soon after the blast, law enforcement agencies and rescue staff reached the spot.

The law enforcement agencies cordoned off the area, while the injured men were shifted to local hospital for medical assistance.