At least 11 dead in SW Pakistan bus explosion


QUETTA, Pakistan: At least 11 people were killed and many more wounded on Monday when a powerful bomb ripped through a passenger bus in Pakistan’s southwestern Baluchistan province, local officials said. A bomb disposal official said a large explosive device was planted at the rear of the bus, which was carrying laborers working in central Quetta to their homes on the outskirts of the city. The blast ends a recent lull in attacks in the regional capital, which for years has been a frequent target of Islamists and separatist insurgents. “The death toll from the bus explosion is 11, while 22 people are injured,” Akbar Hussain Durrani, home secretary of Baluchistan province, told AFP. A senior police official and a doctor at the city’s main hospital confirmed the causalities.



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