Five police officials among eight injured in Quetta attack

Eight people, including five police officials, were injured when a senior police officer’s convoy was targetted in a bomb attack Thursday morning, officials said.
Police officials said SSP Hamid Shakeel and four other policemen have been injured in the attack and moved to the Combined Military Hospital for treatment along with three passersby.
Two police officials are said to be in critical condition.
Sources said SSP Shakeel’s vehicle was targetted as soon as the officer left this residence in the Chaman Housing Scheme, situated close to other government officials’ residences.
Security officials and rescue teams have reached the site.
Security officials have cordoned off the area and are investigating.
Police are often targetted in terrorist attacks in Balochistan.
The last such attack occurred three weeks ago when eight policemen were martyred after unidentified attackers rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into their truck.
Over 20 others were wounded in the bombing, according to hospital authorities.
In August this year, a massive suicide explosion, targeting Pakistan Army personnel in Quetta, left 15 people dead – including seven civilians – and injured at least 20 people.
The blast, which reportedly took place in a vehicle, occurred at the Pishin bus stop, causing cars in the surroundings to catch fire soon after.
In June this year, fourteen people, including seven policemen, were killed and 21 injured in a suicide car bombing near the office of the inspector general of police Balochistan on Gulistan Road.