Several injured as blast targets Shia pilgrims in Pakistan

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - 20:10

Islamabad: Several people were injured when a bomb blast today targeted a bus carrying Shia pilgrims to Iran in Pakistan`s restive southwestern Balochistan province.

The blast occurred at Akhtarabad area in provincial capital Quetta.
According to initial reports, several people were injured in the incident and the bus burst into flames.

Rescue teams have been dispatched to the blast site.

The area has frequently been targeted by sectarian and militant groups.

PTI

First Published: Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - 20:10

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