7 policemen killed, 22 hurt in explosion in Pakistan

The violence has fuelled concern about security for projects in the $57 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor, a transport and energy link planned to run from western China to Pakistan's southern deep-water port of Gwadar.

Civil Hospital Quetta Spokesperson Wasim Baig confirmed the seven deaths.

A forensic team from Lahore is expected to reach Quetta soon to determine the nature of the blast, he said. The bombing occurred in the city's New Saryab area on Quetta-Sibbi Road at around 8:30am.

TWO SECURITY PERSONNEL KILLED IN N. WAZIRISTAN: In a separate incident in North Waziristan, two security personnel were killed in a roadside blast.

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"The people and government of Balochistan will not be deterred from the fight against terrorism", Zehri said, adding the fight will continue till the last terrorist remains.

Security officials said a remote-controlled bomb was set off as an army vehicle passed by. On or hand, Taliban has reportedly undertaken attack. President Mamnoon and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Quetta and paid tribute to the police personnel who laid their lives in the line of duty. The roadside explosions targeting sercurity personnel has become common in Balochistan area. Afterward, he said such attacks would not bring down the morale of the security forces. On August 13 this year, at least 15 people, including eight soldiers, were martyred when a military truck was targeted in Quetta.

A police official in Quetta gave a different toll, putting the figures at seven dead and 10 wounded, and said the attack came as the police were commuting to work.

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