Two killed in Quetta blast in Pakistan

Islamabad: Two persons were killed and 14 others, including seven children and three women, were injured when a bomb went off in Quetta city in southwest Pakistan on Monday.

Quetta police chief said an explosion in a rickshaw caused the death of two persons and injured 14 others.

"Several children and women received wounds when their vehicle passed by the rickshaw and came within range of the blast," he said.

The nature of the blast is yet to be ascertained, he added.

Law enforcers took the injured to the Civil Hospital and doctors described the condition of some of them as critical.

Police cordoned off the site of the blast and launched a search for the perpetrators.