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The death toll from the Quetta bomb explosion has increased to six as two injured succumbed to wounds on Friday.

The target of the explosion on Thursday night was the Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam Nazryati group meeting. A complete shutter closure strike took place on Friday to protest the bombing.

According to reports, at least 4 people were killed and 15 injured in an explosion on Jinnah Road in Quetta on Thursday night.

Shortly after the blast, Deputy Inspector General of Police Syed Fida Hussain Shah said the bomb explosion occurred at the gate of Government Science College on Jinnah Road as the participants of the Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam Nazryati group’s Shuhada Conference were leaving.

An Improvised Explosive Device (IED), containing around 1.5 kilograms of explosive material was planted next to an electric pole and it exploded at 9:40pm, he said.

 

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