Pakistan Elections: At Least 30 Dead, 50 Injured in Quetta, Balochistan, Blast

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QUETTA (BALOCHISTAN): At least 31 people died and more than fifty people were injured in a suspected suicide attack outside a polling station near Eastern Bypass in Quetta on July 25.

The bomb disposal squad has also reached the site of the attack after reports that an unexploded grenade has been discovered.

The explosion occurred near a police vehicle on routine patrolling, rescue sources said.

A police spokesperson said the suicide bomber wanted to enter the polling station.

“The suicide bomber blew himself up when police and FC personnel stopped him from entering the station,” the police spokesperson said.

Polling has resumed in the polling station after being suspended, though the number of voters is low, the presiding officer said.

DIG Abdul Razzak Cheema said the injured have been shifted to Sandeman Provincial Hospital. Emergency high alert declared at the hospital.

The border crossing between Pakistan and Afghanistan in Chaman, Balochistan was closed by the government on Tuesday for two days in the wake of the general election.

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