At least five people were injured in an explosion near the Quetta Police Lines area on Sunday, rescue officials said. The blast was heard throughout the provincial capital. Security and rescue services rushed to the site after the explosion was reported. The injured were shifted to nearby medical facilities and security forces have established a cordon around the area. The injured persons were moved to the Civil Hospital Quetta. The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement released on Sunday. It stated that security officials were targeted in the blast. The explosion comes days after a ghastly suicide blast in Peshawar Police Lines area took nearly 80 lives, mostly policemen. Pakistan has been hit by a wave of terrorism, mostly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, but also in Balochistan and the Punjab town of Mianwali, which borders KP. A terror attack also reached as far as the peripheries of Islamabad. Last month was the deadliest month since 2018, in which 134 people lost their lives – a 139 per cent spike – and 254 received injuries in at least 44 militant attacks across the country.