The death toll from the suicide attack that targeted a police truck, Wednesday, in the city of Quetta, southwestern Pakistan, has risen to 4, after announcing the death of a child from his injuries.
The Pakistani newspaper “Geo” reported that the suicide attack on a police car killed 4 people and wounded 26 others, including 23 policemen.
And she explained, quoting local sources in the hospitals, that all the injured were in “critical condition.”
The last death toll announced this morning was 3, a policeman, a woman and her son, all of whom were killed instantly.
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Media reports indicated that the dead child and boy were two brothers who died with their mother.
Earlier today, the Deputy Inspector General of Quetta, Ghulam Azfar Mahisar, said in a press conference, “The explosion was a suicide attack as they found the remains of a suicide bomber near the crime scene.”
The security official added that the police truck slipped after the explosion and fell into a valley.
Pictures broadcast by the local “Geo News” station showed rescue and security personnel transferring the bodies and the injured to ambulances, which were transporting them to a local hospital.
At least three damaged cars were seen on the spot with bloodstained shoes, helmets, clothes and glasses strewn about.
The suspected suicide bomber targeted a truck carrying police personnel to secure polio staff in a suburb of Quetta, the capital of southwestern Balochistan province bordering Afghanistan and Iran, according to Geo News.
No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.