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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Bomb attack on pilgrim buses kills 20, injures several in Mastung

By Web Desk
Published: December 30, 2012

Witnesses claim it was a suicide blast.

MASTUNG: At least 20 people were killed while several others were injured in a blast near three buses carrying pilgrims in Mastung, Express News reported on Sunday.

Witnesses claim it was a suicide blast.

Three pilgrims’ buses were en route to Quetta from Taftan when the explosion took place, destroying one bus and damaging the other.

Witnesses said that a car slammed into the bus in the middle, which was carrying 45 passengers, blowing it up and destroying it.

The injured were shifted to hospitals in Mastung and Quetta.

Levies personnel cordoned off the area.

A day earlier, six people were killed while at least 50 people, including three women and two children were injured when a bus blew up near Cantonment Railway Station in Karachi.

Earlier this year, a blast in the Hazarganji area of Quetta targeted a bus carrying pilgrims from Taftan to the provincial capital, killing 14 people and injuring 30.

Note: This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.

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