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QUETTA, April 16(APP) - At least eight people including a senior police official and a media person were killed while 35 others were wounded in a suicide blast in the casualty of the Civil Hospital Quetta, DIG investigation Qazi Wahid said Friday.It was a suicide blast and the bomber detonated the explosives when a large number of people including the media persons and relatives of a Shiia leader Arshad Zaidi had gathered in front of the hospital casualty to receive his body, DIG said.  Arshad Zaidi is the son of renowned Shiia scholar Ashraf Zaidi and was gunned down at Manan Chawk when he was entering a private bank where he reportedly worked.

Eight persons including Arif Malik cameraperson of Samaa TV and DSP Zahir Shah Kazmi died on the spot while 35 others including four journalists were wounded.

The wounded are being treated.

In the meantime, Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Khan Raisani strongly condemned the blast and appealed to the people to remain calm and foil the malicious designs of the anti state elements. He also ordered the police to utilize all resources for the immediate arrest of the culprits.

 

     

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