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Terror returns to Quetta: Two policemen martyred in blast near Serena Hotel

 Two policemen embraced martyrdom, while 21 others were left injured after an explosion rocked Quetta on Sunday evening, police said.

Police said that the explosion took place at Zarghoon Road, near the city’s University Chowk, adding that the explosives were planted on a motorcycle. Per the bomb disposal squad, four kilogrammes of explosives were used in the blast.

The explosion took place near a police van, leading to the death of two policemen. Meanwhile, twelve other policemen sustained injuries. 

The injured have been shifted to the city’s Civil Hospital, Deputy Inspector General Quetta Azhar Ikram said, adding that the windows of nearby buildings were shattered due to the explosion.

The DIG Quetta added that according to the initial investigation, the blast was carried out by using a timed device. 

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