31 killed in suicide blast outside Quetta polling station

Source: Dawn News

At least 31 people have been killed and more than 30 injured in a suicide blast outside a polling station in Quetta’s Eastern Bypass area on Wednesday, officials said.

Police officials and civilians both are among the dead. Eight of the wounded are in critical condition.

Pakistan Elections

Pakistani volunteers and security officers visit the site of a bombing in Quetta, Pakistan, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. A suicide bomber struck outside a crowded polling station in Pakistan’s southwestern city of Quetta, killing dozens of people as Pakistanis cast ballots Wednesday to democratically elect a civilian government.(AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

A statement issued by Quetta police said a suicide bomber blew himself up after he was stopped from entering the Tameer-i-Nau Education Complex school, which is serving as a polling station. Earlier reports had said the target of the blast was a police van.

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