10 security personnel killed, 22 injured in attacks across Pakistan

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Reportedly, the roadside bomb exploded near a police vehicle carrying at least 35 police personnel.

The attack targeted a truck carrying police personnel on the city's main Saryab road on Wednesday morning, local police official Muhammad Akbar told Al Jazeera. Abdur Razzaq Cheema, the police chief in Quetta, said 24 people were also wounded, several critically.

At least 22 people, including civilians, were injured in the attack, Khan said.

The minister, commenting on the investigation of the Quetta blast which killed seven policemen, said that the forensic team from Lahore will reach Quetta on Thursday. He also said that these cowardly attacks would not hinder the security forces in executing their duties.

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Television channels showed images of mangled remains of the vehicle which was attacked while emergency crew cordon off the attack site.

"The war against terrorism is not over".

According to media reports, the injured were being shifted to Civil Hospital. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but Sunni extremists regularly target Shi'a and have staged previous such attacks in Balochistan and elsewhere in Pakistan.

Home Minister of Balochistan Sarfraz Bugti claimed that Islamic State is not operating in Pakistan, Samaa reported.

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Balochistan has experienced incidents of violence and targeted killings for over a decade.

Earlier in June, 14 people - including seven policemen - lost their lives in a suicide blast that shook Shuhada Chowk in Quetta's Gulistan Road area.

Balochistan, Pakistan's largest and most volatile province, faces a multi-faceted threat from jihadist groups like the Taliban, Sunni sectarian militants and nationalist insurgents seeking the liberation of their province.

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