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Mastung: 19 killed in bomb attack on pilgrims' bus

30 December, 2012

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MASTUNG: Nineteen persons including four women were killed and twenty five wounded in an explosion near a convoy of three buses carrying pilgrims from Quetta to Taftan at Darinagar on Sunday here our sources reported.

Mastung Deputy Commissioner Tufail Baloch said that one of the buses carrying 43 passengers was completely gutted, while the other one was partially damaged in a targeted attack, leaving nineteen pilgrims dead and twenty five injured.

Later bomb disposal squad said that a vehicle laden with 70/80 kilograms of explosives parked on the roadside was exploded though a remote control device.

Rescue teams arriving at the scene of incident shifted the injured to Civil Hospital, while the Levies and the police collecting evidences and completing other formalities.

An eyewitness who was traveling in the second bus said the pilgrims were headed to neighboring Iran, a majority Shiite country that is a popular religious tourism destination. The eyewitness did not provide his name.

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