QUETTA: Three people were killed when a blast took place near a bus carrying pilgrims in the Mastung district on Tuesday, reported Express News.
Nine people, including three Levies personnel who were escorting the pilgrims, were injured in the incident. They have been shifted to a nearby hospital.
Eyewitnesses said that the bus caught fire immediately after the blast, and the bodies of the three people killed are still inside the bus.
Fire brigade officials also reached the site and managed to put off the fire but the bodies from the bus have not been recovered yet.
Deputy Commissioner Mastung told Express News that when officials reached the site, the injured were sitting at the roadside who said that around 10-15 people were onboard the bus which was coming from Taftan.
He added that the nature of the blast could not be known as yet as the Bomb Disposal Squad had not reached the site.
In Mastung, several people, particularly of the Shia community, have been targeted in the past.
Last week, 10 labourers were killed and four injured when assailants sprayed bullets at workers in the Dasht area of Mastung district. According to one witness, the labourers were lined up and then shot.