Bomb blast on Pakistani police van kills 3

TEHRAN, Mar. 02 (MNA) – A bomb exploded near a police van in southwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing an officer and two other people and wounding 27, mostly passers-by, police said, according to media.

A bomb exploded near a police van in southwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing an officer and two other people and wounding 27, mostly passers-by, police said, NBC News has cited a report by the Associated Press.

The attack took place in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province, on the Fatima Jinnah Road that runs through a bazaar, according to Fida Hussain, a senior police officer. He identified the slain officer as Ajmal Sadozai.

One of the wounded was in critical condition, he added. Several shops at the bazaar caught fire after the bombing.

Hussain said the police van appears to have been the target of the attack. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing but previous such attacks have been blamed on the Pakistani Taliban and various militant and insurgent groups.

MNA/PR

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