QUETTA - Eleven people, including four policemen, were wounded when unidentified armed men lobbed a hand grenade at a police station in Sariab area of Quetta on Tuesday.

Security officials said the attackers struck at a time when police personnel were just setting off on patrol in their armored vehicle.

According to Bomb Disposal Squad, the grenade was tossed from a nearby building. The explosion was so powerful that it damaged several vehicles.

Immediately after the blast, rescuers and security teams rushed and ferried the injured to Civil Hospital Quetta and Combined Military Hospital. The area was cordoned off as police started collecting evidence.

The injured were identified as constables Hameedullah, Abdul Kabeer, Ghulam Abass, Shoukat Ali, and Abdul Haleem, Noor Hassan, Noorullah, Mehboob, Bacha Khan, Muhammad Azam and others.

There was no immediate claim about the responsibility for the attack.