Blast injures at least 5 in Pakistan’s Quetta

A blast hit a police vehicle in Pakistan’s southwestern Quetta city on Monday evening, leaving at least five people injured, including four policemen, said local police.

According to the police in the area, unknown militants detonated explosive material near the police vehicle when it was on its routine patrolling in the Aspani Road area of Quetta, the provincial capital of the country’s southwestern Balochistan province.

The explosive material was hidden inside a motorbike parked at the roadside, which was triggered by a remote control device, said the police.

Rescue teams, police and security forces had reached the site and shifted the injured to hospital. No group has claimed the attack yet.