Death toll from Quetta blast reaches 72 as two more lose battle for life

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SHAFAQNA – Death toll from the Quetta attack reached 72 as two more people succumbed to their wounds on Tuesday.

Earlier today, 27 injured of the Quetta Attack were brought to a Pakistan Air Force base in Karachi in a C130 aircraft.

They have been admitted at a private hospital at Stadium Road for further medical treatment. According to hospital sources six of the victims are in critical condition.

At least 70 people were killed and as many as 112 people injured when a powerful explosion ripped through Quetta’s Civil Hospital on Monday.

The explosion took place when Balochistan Bar Association President Bilal Kasi’s body was being brought to the emergency department. He was gunned down at Mano Jan Road earlier today. Former Balochistan Bar President Baz Muhammad Kakar was injured in the attack. He later succumbed to his wounds at the hospital.

A team to probe the incident has been formed presided by SSP Investigation Quetta. According to DIG Manzoor Sarwar the team will be assisted by the investigation unit. He added that he has directed the provincial government to form a joint investigation report.

Initial investigation of the incident suggests it was a suicide bombing where eight kilogram of explosives were used.

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