Blast targeting police van injures four


Four persons were wounded in a bomb blast targeting a police van at Brewery Road on Saturday. Police officials said the explosives were planted near a house owned by Mohammad Sharif, an engineer working for the Public Health Engineering Department, which exploded soon after a police van passed through the area. The van however, remained safe. Police and personnel of Frontier Corps (FC) rushed to the site and cordoned off the area. Rescue workers shifted the injured to the nearest hospital where they were identified as Ahmed, Dil Murad and Asif. United Baloch Army spokesman, Murid Baloch, called media offices from an unknown location to claim responsibility for the blast, adding that the police van was the main target.
Bomb Disposal Squad officials said around 3 to 4 kilogrammes of explosives were used in the blast. Windows of nearby buildings were smashed due to the intensity of the blast which spread fear and panic amongst people.