The violence has fuelled concern about security for projects in the $57 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor, a transport and energy link planned to run from western China to Pakistan's southern deep-water port of Gwadar.
Chief Minister of Balochistan Sanaullah Khan Zehri condemned the attack and called for the best possible medical treatment to the injured. Security forces reached the location and cordoned off the area and a security sweep was underway.
Bomb attack in Pakistan: 6 dead Drone World News Introduction Date: 18.10.2017 10:49 6 people lost ir lives as a result of explosion of bomb that was set during passage of security forces in Quetta, Pakistan. While 22 others were injured and are being treated at the hospital in Quetta.
However, the nature of the blast is yet to be ascertained.
Also Wednesday, a roadside bombing near a tribal area along the border with Afghanistan killed two troops.
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Speaking to media on Wednesday, Bugti stated that Pakistan is on the front line of terrorism and the country will fight the war till the last terrorist reaches its end.
"Strongly condemn terror attack in Quetta causing loss of precious lives".
"These cowardly attacks can not shake our unflinching national resolve against terrorism and extremism", the prime minister said in a statement. Balochistan has faced many such attacks in recent months, with security personnel in the province often being targeted in roadside explosions and suicide attacks. He also said that these cowardly attacks would not hinder the security forces in executing their duties. Earlier in June, 14 people ─ including seven policemen ─ were killed in a powerful blast in Quetta's Gulistan Road area.
Fifteen people, including eight soldiers, were killed when a suicide bomber targeted a military truck near the Pishin bus stop in Quetta on August 13.