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A powerful explosion in Hazarganji town of ​​Quetta city killed at least 4 and injured 16 others.

According to the latest reports, 4 persons died and 16 others received injuries in the explosion. A car and a motorcycle parked at the site of explosion were fully destroyed.

While rescue operations are continued, the injured and dead bodies are being shifted to Sheikh Zaid, BMC and civil hospital. According to Police, the explosives were planted in a motorbike.

The security in Quetta city Today is high alert due the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) meeting. PDM is an alliance of 11 political parties that seeks the PTI government’s ouster by launching a three-phased anti-government movement under an “action plan” starting from this month with countrywide public meetings, protest demonstrations and rallies in December and a “decisive long march” towards Islamabad in January 2021. Among its other demands, the movement also seeks an end to the military’s alleged interference in politics.

It is to mention that earlier on Friday, Liaquat Shahwani, Balochistan government’s spokesperson said that the National Counter Terrorism Authority had issued a security alert for the public rallies of PDM in Quetta.

Mobile services were also suspended in the city earlier on Sunday morning ahead of the PDM’s third meeting.

SourceTBP

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