Five killed, several injured in Quetta hospital blast

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Quetta, Apr.16 (ANI): At least five people were killed and a dozen other injured in a bomb blast which occurred in the emergency ward of the Civil Hospital here on Friday.

" The blast happened in the emergency ward of the hospital and several people have been wounded, but I don't have more details," The Dawn quoted a hospital official, as saying.

Television reports said that gunshots were also heard after the blast.

Unconfirmed reports said that two media persons also sustained injuries in the blast.

The blast was so powerful that it caused extensive damage to the emergency wardof the hospital and some nearby buildings.

The nature and source of the explosion were yet to be ascertained, but sources said that it was a suicide attack. (ANI)

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