Five injured in Pak blast

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Islamabad, Jan 29 (PTI) At least five persons, includinga child and two policemen, were injured when a suspected carbomb went off in a congested neighbourhood in Quetta city ofsouthwest Pakistan today, officials said.

The bomb, believed to have been planted in a car parkedoutside a school in Alamdar Road, went off at about 11 amlocal time.

The home of a senior police official is located a shortdistance from the site of the blast, witnesses said.

The injured were taken to a nearby hospital.

The powerful blast, which destroyed the car, was heardfrom several kilometres away and caused panic in parts ofQuetta.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

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