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4 policemen killed, 11 injured in blast in Pakistan's Quetta

Press Trust of India  |  Karachi 

A bomb blast tore through a market near a mosque in Pakistan's restive province on Monday, killing four and injuring 11 others, officials said.

The explosion in the provincial capital Quetta's area occurred when people were assembling for prayers near the mosque.

The bomb was apparently planted on a motorcycle, (DIG) Police said.

"Four policemen were killed," he said.

Another 11 people were injured in the attack, said.

Security forces cordoned off the area.

There has been sudden spike in violence in in recent weeks.

The attack came two days after a terrorist attack on a luxury hotel in the coastal town of in which five people were killed while security forces gunned down the three terrorists who stormed the facility.

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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 00:05 IST