Blast Reported in Pakistan’s Quetta

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A loud blast has been reported in the Liaquat Bazaar area of Quetta on Wednesday night. It’s believed that “several” people were injured in the explosion, reports Dawn.com. The explosion happened outside a hotel located on Prince Road.

At least 3 injured in Quetta blast

Emergency personnel are taking the injured to Civil Hospital in Quetta. Officials are on scene at the explosion as rescue workers and citizens who are in the area work to free survivors from the wreckage. The Express Tribune reports that at least 15 people were injured in the explosion. Doctors have reportedly said three of the people who were injured are in critical condition, reports Dawn. It’s too early to know if anyone was killed in the blast.

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Several shops located near the blast site caught fire right after the explosion happened. Media outlets in Quetta are now reporting that the explosion happened at a restaurant and damaged three shops and a vehicle. The cause of the explosion has not yet officially been released, although witnesses said the explosion originated from inside a vehicle. Authorities have dispatched a bomb disposal team to the scene.

According to Dawn, the explosion “was heard far and wide” and frightened residents of the area and business men.

This story is developing. We will provide more details as soon as they become available.