News Alerts

13 May 2019 | 05:11 PM UTC

Pakistan: Explosion reported in Quetta May 13

Pakistan News Alert

Explosive device detonates near a market in Quetta May 13, wounding at least seven people; police cordon off affected area

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/13/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/14/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Karachi). COUNTRY/REGION Quetta

Read all related news alert(s):

Event

An explosive device detonated near a market in the Satellite Town area of Quetta (Balochistan province) on the evening (local time) of Monday, May 13. According to initial reports, at least seven security personnel were wounded in the incident; officials believe a police vehicle was targeted by the blast. Authorities have cordoned off the area and a heightened security presence is to be expected near the blast site over the coming hours. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing.

Context

The May 13 attack took place in a predominantly Shi'a area of Quetta.

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Al-Qai'da, Islamic State (IS) affiliates, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, Afghan Taliban, and other Islamist militant groups continue to pose a threat throughout the country despite continued army offensives to push them from their strongholds near the Afghan border. Pakistan has suffered numerous deadly attacks in recent months, notably in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan provinces.

Advice

Individuals in Quetta are advised to remain vigilant for militant activity, report suspicious objects and behavior to the police, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

 

Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news