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19 pilgrims killed in Mastung attack

Posted by: Majid Siddique, Uploaded: 30th December 2012



QUETTA: A car bomb attack on a bus carrying pilgrims killed 19 people on Sunday in Quetta, officials said.

The remotely-triggered bomb hit a convoy of three buses in Mastung district and set one of them ablaze, said Tufail Baloch, a senior government official in the district.

“At least 19 people have been killed and 25 injured. All of them were pilgrims,” he told AFP, adding most of those killed were burnt to death.

“The bomb was planted in a car. The condition of some of the injured is critical,” Baloch said.

Some 180 pilgrims were on their way to Iran in the buses when the bomb ripped through one of them, said Akbar Hussain Durrani, a senior government official in Quetta.

One bus carrying some 45 pilgrims was badly damaged, he said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

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Story first published: 30th December 2012




 
 
 

 
 


 

 






 
 

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