Blast near pilgrims’ bus in Mastung, 3 killed

Published: September 18, 2012
Nine people, including three Levies personnel, injured. PHOTO: AFP

Nine people, including three Levies personnel, injured. PHOTO: AFP

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.

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Reader Comments (14)

  • Jat
    Sep 18, 2012 - 6:14PM

    So much peace and love everywhere that it has begun to hurt. And Pakistanis, we have seriously begun to worry now.


  • Jihad Bil-Qalam
    Sep 18, 2012 - 6:14PM

    The news was posted only 10 minutes ago. There are no details available on the nature of the blast and the people who were killed. Let me make a big guess. I think they were Shias.


  • Aliya
    Sep 18, 2012 - 6:19PM

    Yet another horrific atrocity took place against the defenseless and innocent Shia Muslims.


  • LionOfPunjab
    Sep 18, 2012 - 6:29PM

    No protest or posting here. Just shias getting know …..internal family affairs…muslim brothers killing their muslim brothers.
    Besides, we people are busy burning us flags, tyres, consulates and our own public property because one deranged US non-muslim had uploaded a silly viedo on youtube. Also, we are busy asking US to amend their constitution. Khuda hafiz….err…Allah hafiz.


  • Naseer
    Sep 18, 2012 - 7:13PM

    Let’s blame the foreign hand and close the investigation as well as our eyes and mind too. In case police dare to catch any culprit, our courts are there to defend the terrorists.


    Sep 18, 2012 - 7:29PM

    Yeah its right there is foriegn hands but still we are being used bcoz of some illetrate people.calling them maulanas.i think Zionists-Americans(DAJJAL-FREEMASONS-ILLUMINATI)taking great advantages of our illetrate Maulana’s.Recommend

  • Tassawar
    Sep 18, 2012 - 10:15PM

    How unfortunate? May Allah show the perpetrators of the attack the right path and save this only nuclear Muslim country from the menace of sectarianism.


  • Syed
    Sep 18, 2012 - 10:20PM

    @Jihad Bil-Qalam. You can give it some time but unfortunately for us shias, the story will be the same. Always the victims are shias. But do come back mr. Jihad once other agencies also verify the killings and give us your input.


  • Sunny Kumar
    Sep 18, 2012 - 11:15PM

    Oh Almighty God/Allah/Bhagwan Please help us. This is not the Pakistan where i grew up !! Shias are also your Followers Please come one more time on earth, this time in Pakistan to save us .


  • James Bond
    Sep 19, 2012 - 12:47AM

    Off course it is foreign hand. one thing is sure, it was no Muslim or Pakistani involved, because we were all busy protesting against US and Burma.


  • It Is (still) Economy Stupid
    Sep 19, 2012 - 6:26AM

    A Rwanda in making where Hutu and Tutsi killed each other in mistrust.


  • Randeep Sherpao
    Sep 19, 2012 - 6:27AM

    Religion of peace spreading peace and love, in a Islamic way.Religion is judged by activities of its followers, and its for everybody to see


  • Athar Shah
    Sep 19, 2012 - 6:31AM

    Very sad! the killers have no sect or religion.They should keep in mind that Allah will never please to kill any innocent.He will please to save the nation.It is very panic incident!


  • Syedshah
    Sep 19, 2012 - 8:37AM

    Who else but Taiban Pak have the resources to blast from Mustang to Karachi? But we are scared to name them.


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