Blast targets bus carrying Shia pilgrims in Quetta, 14 killed

Eight killed, 30 injured in blast on bus in the Hazarganji area of Quetta.

Web Desk June 28, 2012

QUETTA: A blast in the Hazarganji area of Quetta targeted a bus carrying Shia pilgrims from Taftan to the provincial capital on Thursday, Express News reported. 14 people were killed and 30 were injured as a result of the blast.

Eyewitnesses said that the bus was carrying pilgrims from Taftan and it was targeted when it was passing near a fruit market in the Hazarganji area. Around 15-20kg explosives were used in the blast. A woman and a policeman are also among the dead.

Earlier Express News had reported eighteen people killed.

Some eyewitnesses have also claimed that the blast was a suicide attack, officials have not confirmed this as yet.

Initial reports also state that four policemen on the mobile were injured after the blast.

There is no confirmation on the nature of the blast as yet.

It has also been reported that the bus was destroyed as a result of the blast.

The injured were shifted to Civil hospital and Bolan Medical Complex.

Correction: An earlier version of this article had incorrectly mentioned the location of Taftan. The correction has been made.


peerzada | 11 years ago | Reply

In the month of June 2012, total 112 Shia Muslims targeted by ANti Shia elements, out of them 32 lost their lives where as 80 wounded. Major activities has been taken in Queta, out of 112/88, 32/23 and 88/65, pertains to Queta. Neither any of arrest nor any particular action noticed by any force enforcement agency. This should also be considered, that our awarded CJ also pertains from Queta, it is his home town ...........what to say more????.

Hakeem | 11 years ago | Reply

@HazaraFromQuetta: The majority of Pakistanis condemns such attacks. We hope you condemn killings of Sunni scholars who are mostly Balochis as well. Many of them have been targeted in recent days.

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