While there’s already a lot going in the country, another heartbreaking news surfaces. A blast in the mosque of Quetta. This mosque was situated in Tehsil Kuchlak, a town 25km on the outskirts of Quetta. The quetta blast today took place in the afternoon after Friday prayers. This mosque also has a Madarsa attached to it.
Loss Of Lives And Injuries
Not many details have been discovered of the incident as yet. But the local media has reported that this blast has taken place near a seminary in Quetta. And a loss of 4 lives has been reported up til now. While 12 got injured in the incident. However, authorities have mentioned the death toll might rise.
“The death toll could increase as some of the victims were seriously injured,” Shafqat Janjua, a police official, told Reuters.
Currently the injured and wounded are being shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta. An emergency was also declared in the hospital.
Rescue teams had reached the site almost immediately and cordoned off the madrasa to prevent any more damage to lives. TV footages have also shown that extensive damage has been caused to the walls and ceilings of the madrasa.
Type Of Explosive Used In The Blast
Bomb disposal squad and security forces have collected evidence on what kind of explosive was used in the Quetta blast today. Police have revealed that the blast was carried out through an improvised explosive device (IED). This device was planted inside the seminary.
The imam of the masjid was also martyred in the blast.
The Chief of Quetta police, Abdul Razzaq Cheema informed that the timed explosive was planted under the wooden chair of the prayer leader.
Blasts In The Past Four Weeks
Quetta has been a victim of 4 explosions in the past 4 weeks. In the blast that took place on July 23 in Quetta’s Eastern Bypass area, at least three people were killed and 18 were injured. Another incident of explosion took place on July 30 near a police station. It killed five people and injured 30. The explosion in Quetta’s Mission Road area last week killed one person and injured 10.
The banned Tehreek-e-Taliban had accepted the responsibility of those blasts. However, no group has yet claimed the responsibility of this blast.
Pakistan is in a very critical situation fighting against terrorism in all aspects. From different groups and our neighboring countries that send their spies like Kulbhushan Yadav. It will take a lot to fight back but all it needs is for the nation to stand united.
Let’s hope and pray that Pakistan is able to get through it without any further loss of lives!