At least three killed, 8 injured in Quetta hotel blast


QUETTA – At least three people were killed and eight others injured after an explosion in parking area of a hotel located at Zarghun Road of the city, local media reported.

A number of vehicles parked in the area caught fire after the blast. Balochistan police confirmed that the blast occurred in parking of Sarena hotel, city’s only four-star hotel.

Rescue officials have shifted the injured persons to Civil Hospital.

An investigation has been launched to determine the nature of the blast. Security forces have cordoned off the area.

In October last year, two people had been killed and another 14 injured after a motorcycle parked close to a Frontier Corps (FC) vehicle blew up in Quetta.

The explosion had occurred on McConaghey Road, close to Liaquat Bazar’.

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