The death toll after a bomb explosion at a luxury hotel in Quetta has risen to five, hospital sources confirmed on Thursday, adding that, ‘the injured are in critical condition.’
Balochistan Police Inspector General (IG) Tahir Rai confirmed the blast in the parking lot of Serena Hotel.
He said the hotel had been cordoned off and Anti-Terrorism Department (CTD) personnel had been dispatched to investigate the incident.
Pakistani celebrities working in different fields have also shared their grief and condemned the Quetta attack.
I condemn #QuettaBlast it’s really very sad. My heartfelt condolences and sympathies are with the victims & their families.May Allah protect us all Ameen.Stay safe everyone.
— Kamran Akmal (@KamiAkmal23) April 21, 2021
— Ajmal Jami (@ajmaljami) April 21, 2021
While TTP has claimed responsibility for #QuettaBlast , Interior Minister blames India to be behind. Basic Q : Why are then we keen to establish cordial relations with India 🇮🇳, requesting other nations for mediation and holding secret talks! What for!?
— Gharidah Farooqi (@GFarooqi) April 21, 2021
Stay strong Quetta, stay strong Balochistan, stay strong Pakistan..they have tested our resolve with terrorism for a decade.These cowardly attacks are to stop us from achieving our economic goals, our progress & prosperity but we won’t stop. Prayers for everyone’s safety. #Quetta
— Fakhr-e-Alam (@falamb3) April 21, 2021
All Quetta Red Crescent volunteers plz wear your jackets and rush to the blast site and nearest hospitals to support patients, arrange blood and extend all possible help.#Quetta
— Abrar Ul Haq (@AbrarUlHaqPK) April 21, 2021
I strongly condemn terrorist attack in #Quetta. Terrorists have once again demonstrated that they does not have the decency to respect the sanctity of even the holy month of Ramzan. I express my condolences to the bereaved families. 1/2
— Senator Sarfraz Bugti (@PakSarfrazbugti) April 21, 2021