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Hazaras’ sit-in viz Hazarganji blast continues

Hazaras' sit-in viz Hazarganji blast continues

QUETTA: Members of Quetta’s Hazara community continued their protest against the Hazarganji suicide blast for a third consecutive day on Sunday.
A large number of men, women and children attended the protest demonstration on Western by-pass, demanding that the government bring those behind the attack to justice.
Traffic remained suspended on the Western by-pass owing to the sit-in.
At least 20 people, security personnel and children among them, were killed and 48 others wounded in a suicide attack at the Hazarganji fruit and vegetable market in Quetta on Friday morning.
The deceased included eight members of the Hazara community and soldier of the paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC).
Meanwhile, investigation into Quetta’s Hazarganji attack underway, body parts of the suicide bomber sent for DNA test.
Meanwhile, a probe team comprising senior Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) officials has been set up to probe the Hazarganji blast as Quetta’s Hazara community continued protesting the suicide attack for a third consecutive day.
According to a private television channel report, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Abdul Razzaq Cheema said that a team of CTD officials had visited the site of the attack in Hazarganji’s fruit and vegetable market to collect evidence.
The body parts of the suspected attacker have been sent to the Punjab Forensic Science Agency for DNA testing. The DIG said that the test reports would be handed over to Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal, but did not specify when they would be issued.
Speaking to the media after the blast, Balochistan Home Minister Zia Langove had said the vegetable vendors belonging to the ethnic Haraza community were the target. “A suicide bomber detonated his explosive laded vest inside the vegetable marker,” he said. – NNI