Blast in Pakistan’s Government building; several injured

Islamabad, Pakistan: At least two people sustained serious wounds in the explosion that occurred at about 8:00 p.m. local time (1500 GMT) near a government building on the Airport Road in Balochistan’s provincial capital Quetta, Muhammad Mehboob, a senior officer of the rescue department of Edhi Foundation Quetta, told Xinhua.

Following the incident, a heavy contingent of police along with rescue teams reached the area and shifted the wounded people to a nearby hospital, where at least one person was said to be in a critical condition.

Security forces cordoned off the area and kicked off a search operation. Police said they were still investigating the nature of the blast.

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