China Daily, April 12 (CNN) reported that on April 12, local time, an explosion occurred in an open-air vegetable market in the Hezargenji area of Quetta City, Balochistan Province, Pakistan, killing at least 20 people. At present, a Sunni radical group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Hzargenji is a local Shiite Hazara settlement. We have declared ourselves responsible for the attack on Quetta, and our target is the Hazara community, said Kari Saifra, spokesman for the Sunni radical group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.
It was also reported that the explosion was a suicide attack, and a homemade explosive was hidden in a sack. When the explosion occurred, many vendors gathered in the open-air vegetable market.
Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan and Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan of Baluchistan strongly condemned the attack. Jam Kamel Khan stressed that action would be taken quickly against the attackers.
Source: Liable Editor of China Daily Network: Li Wan_B11284