Five FC personnel have died, while two got injured in a blast in Marget, Quetta, Waqt News reported. The blast took place near a security forces ' vehicle.

The deceased were identified as Awais Muhammad, Muhammad Qasim, Fareed, Muhammad Saleem, Mubashir Nadeem and the injured as Aqeel and Gulab.

According to sources the FC personnel were on a regular round in the area. “The area is hilly and sensitive,” Waqt News correspondent said. "The security forces have surrounded and sealed the area," he added.

Rescue teams have reached the site and the injured have been transferred to the nearby hospital.

Quetta was also targeted by militants last week through a bombing outside an anti-polio office in the provincial capital. 17 people died in the blast.

The security situation has changed in the Balochistan, especially in the context of change of provincial government where the Nationalist CM Dr Abdul Malik has been replaced by PML-N's Nawab Sanuallah Zehri. This step is believed to have irked the nationalists in Balochistan.