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15 martyred, 25 injured in bomb attack on army truck in Quetta

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1480166/several-injured-explosion-quettas-pishin-area/


By Mohammad ZafarPublished: August 12, 2017QUETTAAt least 15 people, mostly military men, were martyred and dozens wounded – some of them critically – in a terrorist attack targeting an army truck in a high-security neighbourhood of Quetta on Saturday night.Officials said it was a suicide attack and the bomber drove his motorcycle, rigged with explosives, into the military truck at Old Pishin bus stop. The blast ignited a fire on the truck and several other vehicles driving past.The military’s media wing confirmed that eight military men and seven civilians were martyred and 25 others, among them 15 civilians, injured in the attack. “Incendiary explosives were used,” the ISPR stated, though it didn’t explicitly say the attack involved a suicide bomber.ADVERTISEMENTThe provincial home minister confirmed the death toll but put the number of wounded at 40. “According to the information we have received s…