Blast in Mosque at Pakistan’s Quetta kills 4, injures 20

Blast in Mosque at Pakistan’s Quetta kills 4, injures 20

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Islamabad, Aug 16: At least four people were killed and 20 injured in a blast, which occurred at a Mosque in Pakistan's southwest district of Quetta, just after the Friday prayers. According to police, the bomb exploded when people had concluded their prayers and was ready to leave the Mosque. "The blast was carried out through a timed device that was planted under the wooden chair of the prayer leader," Dawn quoted Quetta police chief Abdul Razzaq Cheema, as saying.

Police and rescue teams rushed to the spot and shifted the bodies and injured to a hospital. The rescue teams said the death toll might increase, as several people were critically injured. No group has claimed the responsibility of the blast. This is the fourth explosion that has taken place in Quetta over the past four weeks. On July 23, at least three people were killed and 18 injured, when a bomb exploded in Quetta's Eastern Bypass area. On July 30, another attack took place near a police station, claiming five lives and leaving 30 injured. UNI