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15 killed in blast near polio centre in Pakistan: Police

Pakistan BlastAround 15 people been killed in a blast targeting police outside a polio vaccination centre in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta on Wednesday, according to police.

“There are 15 dead, including 12 police, one paramilitary, and two civilians,” a local police official told AFP, adding that at least 10 people had been wounded, nine of whom were police and one a civilian.

The victims, most of whom are police officials, have been shifted to the civil hospital in Quetta, where an emergency has been imposed, Dawn reported.

Eyewitnesses said they heard firing after the loud blast. Police and rescue workers reached the site soon after the blast.

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