Additional Inspector General (AIG) Hamid Shakeel Durrani among three officers embraced martyrdom in a suicide blast that targeted police van in Quetta’s Chaman Housing Scheme today (Thursday).

Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Ramzan and driver Jalil Ahmed also lost their lives while eight officers sustained severe wounds in the explosion.

The security personnel immediately cordoned off the entire area and shifted the victims to hospital for medical assistance while a search operation has also been launched.

The officers also recovered one hand grenard from the blast location.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister of Balochistan Sanaullah Zahri strongly condemned the attack and summoned report as early as possible. He also expressed condolence to the bereaved families.