Quetta (Staff Report): At least seven police personnel were martyred and 22 people were injured in an explosion in the Sariab Mill area on the Quetta-Sibbi Road on Wednesday.

According to security sources, a roadside bomb exploded just as a police vehicle carrying 35 policemen passed the area. However, the nature of the blast has yet to be ascertained.

Civil Hospital Quetta Spokesperson Wasim Baig confirmed seven casualties and said that eight injured had been brought to the medical facility where emergency has been imposed.

Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti while condemning the attack confirmed that six policemen had lost their lives in the attack while 22 others were injured and being treated at the Civil Hospital and Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Quetta.