Killed in Quetta Blast in Pakistan

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The COAS reiterated that the fight against terrorism would continue till achievement of enduring peace and stability.

The blast comes as the country is set to mark its Independence Day on 14 August.

He will also visit the injured at the hospital.

Pakistani volunteers help an injured person awaiting an ambulance to take them to a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. "The condition of seven injured is critical", said Baig. The blast ignited a fire on the truck and several other vehicles driving past.

Quetta and other parts of Balochistan frequently witnesses a series of onslaughts especially against security forces in the recent past.

Pakistani officials said that troops reached the area soon after the explosion and cordoned off the area.

So far, no case has been registered with regard to the terror incident, a police official told Dawn.

It cited army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa as saying terrorists were trying to disrupt Monday's celebrations of 70 years of independence from Britain.

"Incendiary explosive was used in the blast due to which nearby vehicles caught fire", ISPR reported.

After the explosion the city had declared a state of emergency.

Eight soldiers of Pakistan Army embraced martyrdom in a terrorist attack near provincial capital of Baluchistan-Quetta. Most of the deceased were security personnel, Samaa TV reported. "At least 32 were injured", Bugti said.

Balochistan Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti said that it was a huge explosion that targeted a vehicle of security forces but would be premature to comment on the nature of the explosion.

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