Rescue workers inspect as a policeman stands near a truck after a blast in Quetta, Pakistan October 18, 2017. REUTERS/Naseer Ahmed TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
ISLAMABAD- 18 October 2017: At least seven people including five policemen were martyred and 22 others injured in a blast targeting a police truck on Sariab road in the southwestern city of Quetta on Wednesday.
Talking to the media, Balochistan Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Bugti said: "Such cowardly attacks cannot weaken our resolve to eliminate the menace of terrorism".
He said a team of forensic expert will would arrive in Quetta on Thursday to gather evidence from the blast site.
A truck of the Elite Force carrying 30 policemen was targeted in the blast in the second attack on police in six days.
The dead and injured were shifted to the Civil Hospital.
Television broadcast images of the burned-out remains of the truck the police were riding in.
Balochistan Governor and Chief Minister have condemned the blast.
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif also condemned the attack and prayed for the recovery of the injured.