All provincial capitals of Pakistan are today hit by deadly blasts, below are reports:
Karachi: Three suicide bomb explosions have reportedly occurred on Mangopir Road in Orangi Town area of the metropolis.
Lahore: For the second time since July, a bomb went off on Lahore’s popular food street or Old Anarkali market, killing one person and injuring over 13 on Thursday.
Lahore Police said the low level blast was by an improvised explosive device. The bomb was probably placed in a bag in a hotel, they said. The explosion before noon shattered glass panes in nearby buildings and people rushed out upon hearing the loud noise.
Peshawar: A blast in the Achini area of Peshawar left one person injured on Thursday. A security forces vehicle was reportedly the target of the explosion. Unidentified persons started blind firing after the blast.
Quetta: At least six people have been killed and more than 30 wounded in a bomb blast near a police station in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan’s Balochistan province.
An official from the bomb disposal squad said on Thursday that a bomb planted on a motor bike exploded.
The blast also damaged several shops and vehicles parked in the market in the troubled region where separatists have been fighting against the government troops. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.