7 bombs defused after deadly blast in Quetta


Police on Saturday defused six bombs in Quetta a day after a powerful car bomb killed 10 people in the region, police said.
The explosive-laden car exploded outside the house of the son of a former federal minister, which official said had killed nine people. Rescue teams searching bodies in the building also recovered a body, taking the official death toll to 10.
Police said over 30 people had been injured but family of the former minister was safe, police chief Nazir Kurd said.
A banned nationalist extremist Baloch Liberation Army claimed responsibility for the car bomb attack. Police said that rescue team found seven bombs during a search operation in the building and experts of the bomb disposal squad were called who defused the devices.
The bomb attack occurred a day after unidentified gunmen shot dead a doctor who had carried out the autopsies of five foreigners, including two women, who were shot dead by security personnel near Quetta on the pretext of being ‘terrorists’ in May this year.