At least 15 killed in multiple blasts in Balochistan capital Quetta

Quetta (Pakistan), June 15 (ANI): At least 15 people, including eleven women were killed on Saturday when bomb ripped through a bus inside the Women University campus here.

Less than an hour later, sounds of explosions and firing spread panic and chaos through the Bolan Medical Complex where most of the wounded had been taken.

At least three explosions and constant gunfire were being heard from inside the hospital, where police sources reported eight gunmen had taken positions restricting security personnel from entering the premises of the complex.

According to the latest reports, three soldiers were also said to have been lost their lives in the still continuing gun-battle between security forces and the militants.

The Dawn quoted Capital City Police Officer Mir Zubair Mehmood as confirming the death of Deputy Commissioner Abdul Mansoor Khan.

The nature of the blasts at the hospital and the extent of the resulting damage were still unclear.

The CCPO said that most of the victims were female teachers and students. He said the bus caught fire after the powerful blast.

Earlier on Saturday, militants attacked the Quaid-e-Azam residency in Ziarat with hand grenades, destroying the historical monument where the founder of Pakistan Mohammad Ali Jinnah spent his last days.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for any of the attacks on Saturday. (ANI with inputs)


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