RAWALPINDI: According to the ISPR, eight Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred in the Quetta blast at Pishin Stop, on Saturday.
The official statement from the ISPR stated that among the 15 who had been martyred in the bomb blast, 8 were Pakistan Army jawans.
The bomb blast had taken blast a security forces’ vehicle at Pishin Stop. Seven civilians had also been martyred in the attack.
The death toll is feared to go up as some of those injured are said to be in critical condition.
The blast took place near Mehdi Hospital at Pishin Stop.
According to ISPR, an army truck was the main target of the terrorists.
The injured were rushed to Civil Hospital, where a state of emergency was declared.
The huge intensity of the explosion smashed windscreens of many vehicles parked near the blast site. Two cars, rickshaws and motorcycles caught fire after the blast.
Security forces reached the scene and cordoned off the area.
Reports stated that Independence Day celebrations were under way at nearby Ayub Stadium when the blast occurred.
Story first published: 12th August 2017