Seven killed, 22 injured in roadside blast in Quetta

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In this fresh wave of terror, nine people were killed in two attacks in Quetta, while in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Bannu district and North Waziristan four security personnel died as a result of improvised explosive device (IED) blasts.

The violence has fuelled concern about security for projects in the $57 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor, a transport and energy link planned to run from western China to Pakistan's southern deep-water port of Gwadar.

While talking to media at site of blast, Balochistan Interior Minister Sarfraz Bugti stated that police vehicle was targeted around 8:25 am today. While 22 others were injured and are being treated at the hospital in Quetta.

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Later Tuesday, Bugti said a police inspector was killed by gunmen in a separate attack several kilometres away.

He said the war against terrorism was not over and would go on until the last terrorist was eliminated.

Security forces have cordoned off the area while BDS personnel are collecting evidence to ascertain exact nature of the blast.

Bugti told AFP that a auto rammed the police vehicle before catching fire, adding it was "apparently a suicide attack", in an account confirmed by senior police official Abdul Razzaq Cheema.

Civil Hospital Quetta Spokesperson Wasim Baig confirmed seven casualties and said that injured had been brought to the medical facility where emergency has been imposed, the report said.

The attack killed five police officials and two passers-by on the outskirts of the city of Quetta, police chief Abdur Razzaq Cheema said.

"These cowardly attacks will not hinder our security forces in executing their duties", he added.