Powerful blast near Balochistan Assembly kills 6
Karachi: A major bomb blast near Pakistan's Balochistan Assembly on Tuesday killed six persons including four policemen and injured 17 others, hours after provincial Chief Minister resigned from his post due to political instability, media reports said.
The explosion, a suspected suicide blast, rocked Quetta's Zarghoon road located in the city's high-security Red Zone, around 300 metres from the provincial Assembly building, Geo news reported.
A special session of the Assembly had been called to take up a no-confidence vote against Balochistan Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri but was postponed after he resigned from his post, amid speculation of 'horse trading' as the government and the Opposition had claimed to have enjoyed the support of majority of leaders.
Senior police officer at Quetta Farrukh Ateeq confirmed that a police vehicle was targeted in the blast. However, he said he could not confirm the number of wounded persons.