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QUETTA: One policeman has been martyred while 17 people were injured in a blast near police van outside Balochistan University in Quetta.

As per the initial details, security forces including police have reached the spot and cordoned off the area.

Rescue teams are shifting the wounded persons to hospital.

Liaquat Shahwani, Balochistan government spokesperson, said that a police truck deputed outside the varsity gate was targeted and an explosive device was planted in a motorcycle.

In a later update, Shahwani said that 17 people had been injured in the incident.

Meanwhile, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid in a tweet condemned the attack. The government has sought a report from the Balochistan IGP, the minister wrote on Twitter.

"We will not allow terrorists to destroy peace in the province. The federal government will provide resources and support to the provincial government," he promised.