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LAHORE – A strong explosion has killed at least twenty people at a busy vegetable market in the southwestern Balochistan province on Friday (yesterday) morning.

Eight people from Hazara community, an FC official, two children are among the dead, DIG Quetta Abdul Razaq Cheema confirmed to the media. Nearly fifty others were injured, including four FC troops, were also among the injured and were undergoing treatment, he added.

Hazara community stages protest against Quetta bomb blast

The blast, which ripped through Quetta’s Hazarganji sabzi mandi at around 7:35 am, was caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) that had been hidden inside a potato sack in the market, the city police chief revealed.

Prime Minister Imran Khan, Interior Minister Shehryar Afridi, and Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan condemned the attack and expressed solidarity with the victims.

PM Imran Khan :

Along Politicians, many famous personalities and celebrities have also reacted to the matter and paid condolences on their social media handle including Mahira Khan, Shaan Shahid, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Hareem Farooq, Imran Abbas and many more:

Mawra Hocane:

Hareem Farooq:

Hamza Ali Abbasi:

Faysal Qureshi:

Shaan Shahid:

Rabia Butt:

Mahira Khan:

Armeena Rana Khan:

Imran Abbas:

The blast, which ripped through Quetta’s Hazarganji sabzi mandi at around 7:35 am, was caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) that had been hidden inside a potato sack in the market, the city police chief revealed.

Hazara community stages protest against Quetta bomb blast

Hundreds of people were present at the site of the blast, which caused severe damage to the buildings nearby.

 Prayers and condolences for the affected ones and their families.