QUETTA – The death toll in a powerful blast outside the Inspector General (IG)office has reached to 13 including seven policemen.

Fourteen others have sustained wounds in the explosion outside IG office in Quetta, on Friday morning confirmed Deputy Commissioner.

According to the details, it was a car blast that was parked near the office. Another report suggests that the vehicle with Karachi No. plate was tried to stop before going closed to IG office when it exploded, killing seven policemen on the spot.

More than 10 injured have been shifted to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) for medical assistance so far while others are being transferred to other hospitals as well.

The spokesman of Balochistan government Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar stated that the explosion took place at 9:00 am when the police officers were checking the suspected car.

According to Quetta Police spokesman Shahzada Farhat, the explosion was powerful enough that it was heard across the city.

DIG Abdul Razzaq Cheema said that it was a suicide blast as per eyewitnesses, however, an investigation into the matter is underway. He said that the explosion has damaged two vehicle and nearby buildings while security has also been beefed up across the province

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