Police said three rockets, fired by unidentified people from an unknown location, landed in different parts of Quetta city, triggering fear and panic.
The first rocket hit the residence of a police constable, Ahmed Jan, on Khuda-e-Dad Road and wounded his two daughters, Afsa, Gabreen, his wife and four other people, including a passer-by Rozi Khan.
The second rocket landed on Pir Abdul Khair Road adjacent to Prince Road and the third rocket hit Alamdar Road but luckily caused no loss of life. However, windowpanes of several buildings were shattered and electricity cables damaged due to the blasts.
Immediately after the attacks, police personnel and Frontier Corps rushed to the blast sites and cordoned off the areas. Teams of rescue workers shifted the injured to a hospital, where their condition was stated to be stable.
Meanwhile, the United Baloch Army claimed the responsibility for the rocket attacks. “Our target was Quetta Cantt,” said spokesperson for the UBA, Murid Baloch. He said it was to avenge the Awaran, Mashkay and Mastung operations.
The UBA spokesperson, however, asked the people to stay away from the security forces and their checkpoints since they were not their target.