Pakistan: 3 killed, 28 injured in suicide blast targeting police patrol

They had been guarding a polio vaccination team at the time of the suicide blast, according to an official



Photo for illustrative purposes only
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By Reuters

Published: Wed 30 Nov 2022, 9:56 AM

A suicide bomb blast in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta targeted a police patrol on Wednesday, killing three people and wounding 28, police said.

The explosion, claimed by the Pakistani Taliban militant group — or Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in a text message to Reuters — came after the group ended a ceasefire with the government this week.

"A bomb blast that targeted a police patrol wounded more than 30 people, including 15 police," a police official, Abdul Haq, told Reuters.

"Out of them, a policeman, a woman and a child died."

The patrol had been guarding a polio vaccination team at the time of the suicide blast, he added.

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