SUNDAY TIMES QUETTA: DIG Quetta Abdul Razaq Cheema confirmed to the media that 16 people have lost their lives,. in which eight of them belonged to the Hazara community.

After being informed about the incident, the rescue workers reached the spot and moved bodies and injured to Bolan Medical Centre. Security forces have cordoned off the site of the blast.

According to the police, buildings located nearby were also damaged in the blast, however the nature of the blast could not be ascertained.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has denouncing the attack has asked concerned authorities to provide medical facilities to the injured.

The Premier has also sought inquiry report into the incident.