Balochistan

Four people killed in Quetta suicide blast

A loud explosion and gunshots were heard near Quetta’s Zarghoon Road Sunday afternoon.
Police teams and rescue teams have reached the site of the explosion, and the area has been cordoned off.
According to the police, an exchange of fire is ongoing between terrorists and security personnel. The media personnel have been directed to stay away from the site.
Bethel Memorial Methodist Church, located on Zarghoon Road, was targeted in the attack.
Casualties are feared in the attack, rescue sources informed. The intensity of the explosion is yet to be ascertained.
Following the attack, an emergency was imposed in all hospitals across Quetta.
Currently, rescue and relief operation is under way.
Foreign office condemns attack
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Mohammad Faisal condemned the attack.
He shared on Twitter: “Attack of terrorists on Zarghoon road church in Quetta is condemned. Pakistan’s resolve against terrorism cannot be deterred by these cowardly acts.”
On November 26, at least six people — including two minors — were killed when a suicide blast rocked the city’s Sariab Road, police and hospital sources said.
Security officials explained that four Frontier Corps (FC) personnel are among the 25 injured in the attack that targetted an FC commandant vehicle.
This is a developing story and will be updated as further details are available. As with breaking news initial reports may sometimes be inaccurate.