Initial reports suggest the explosion which took place outside the Imambargah Abu Talib was caused by a suicide bomb attack, who was intercepted at the Barrier on the Entry Point of the Imam bargah , and as he was Intercepted , He detonated his vest . Due to which 28 Men , Women and Childred were Martyred , while atleast 65 were Injured.
“It’s a congested area. There are also a few shops around,” said Our News correspondent about the site of the explosion.
Rescue teams reached the site of the explosion immediately.
“Two blasts were reported. One was relatively stronger than the other,” said Our News correspondent .
The Martyred includes 10 Women , and 3 children also.
“The nearby houses and shops were damaged,” .
The injured were taken to the CMH hospital while the dead bodies were shifted to the Civil Hospital.
Soon after the attack, people started aerial firing.
The casualities of the blast were high since the attack occurred shortly after Maghrib prayers, when people had started to come out of the imambargah .
Electricity supply was suspended in the area.
“The darkness proved to be a hindrance for the rescue teams,” said .
The Bomb Disposal Squad reached the site of the explosion and the area was cordoned off for further investigation.
In a press conference shortly after the attack, Capital City Police Officer confirmed the number of casualties.
List of the Martyrs of Imambargah e Abu Talib , Balkhi Chowk , Hazara Town )
1. Baharang s/o Ahmed Nawaz
3. Bashir s/o Mohammad Nabil
4. Irshad s/o Mohammad Ibrahim
5. Ali Akbar
6. Asif s/o Musa
7. Maryam D/o Ewaz
8. Shukria D/o Ghulam Haider
10. Saeed Aziz s/o Saeed Haider Shah
11. Juma Ali s/o Mohammad Hussain
12. Shakila D/o Mirza Hussain
Lashkar-e-Jhangi claimed responsibility of the attack, saying that the first attack was a suicide blast while the second was carried out by a remote-controlled device, reported Our News correspondent.
Jaffaria Alliance announced a three days Mourning following the attack. And a Complete Shutter Down Strike in the Quetta City ,to condemn the Deadly Suicide Blast and requested the Business community and the Transporters Association to Keep their commercial vehicles off Road to cooperate in observing the Strike in condemnation of the Suicide Blast and the worsening Law & Order Situation across Pakistan. As their cooperation against terrorism is a National cause.
Majlis-e-Wehdat-e-Muslimeen said it will hold nationwide protests against the recent series of suicide attacks happening in the country, and will also announced a three Day Mourning condemning the Attack.
Shabbar Raza the spoke Person of JAP also condemned the Present Government for its complete failure for maintaining Law & Order and Not forming of a National Policy against the terrorism and Sectarianism , to curtail the Menace of terrorism and come with real Hard force on the terrorist and to save Pakistan , as the writ of the Government is being Openly challenged by the Banned Organisations Like TTP, SSP and LeJ.
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