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At least five dead in blast near Quetta polio centre in Pakistan

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Karachi: At least five people have been killed and several injured in a blast near anti-polio centre in Quetta’s satellite town in Pakistan.

The blast occurred during an immunization campaign, according to Samaa TV.

Police and rescue officials said that the explosion of unknown nature took place close to a government-run polio centre in Quetta’s Satellite Town.

Initial reports said five people, including polio team members, were killed and several others injured.

Bodies and the injured were later shifted to civil hospital by rescue team, as security forces cordoned off the scene.

The blast came on third day of Balochistan-wide polio vaccination campaign. (ANI)

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