4 policemen killed, 11 injured in blast in Pakistan’s Quetta
A bomb blast tore through a market near a mosque inPakistan's restive Balochistan province on Monday, killing four policeman andinjuring 11 others, officials said.
The explosion in the provincial capital Quetta's SatelliteTown area occurred when people were assembling for prayers near the mosque.
The bomb was apparently planted on a motorcycle, DeputyInspector General (DIG) Police Abdul Razzaq Cheema said.
"Four policemen were killed," he said.
Another 11 people were injured in the attack, ProvincialHome Minister Ziaullah Langov said.
Security forces cordoned off the area.
There has been sudden spike in violence in Balochistan inrecent weeks.
The attack came two days after a terrorist attack on aluxury hotel in the coastal town of Gwadar in which five people were killedwhile security forces gunned down the three terrorists who stormed thefacility.