At least 8 killed in suicide attack in southwest Pakistan

  • Tuesday 18, February 2020 08:18 AM
Sharjah24 – AFP: At least eight people -- including two police officers -- were killed and several others wounded in a suicide blast Monday in southwestern Pakistan, officials said.
The suicide attack took place in the southwestern city of Quetta in Balochistan province, which remains rife with insurgent activity, senior police official Abdul Razzaq Cheema said.

The young suicide bomber was trying to enter a religious rally but police intercepted him at a security barrier.

"As police were searching him, he detonated his vest, resulting in the killing of eight people including two policemen, while injuring 23 others," Cheema said.

The toll was confirmed by a local hospital spokesman, Mohammad Waseem Baig.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the blast.