Two killed, 27 injured in Mastung bus bombing
12 June, 2012
QUETTA: At least two people were killed and another 27 were injured in a roadside remote-controlled bomb blast in the Dringarh area of Mastung, around 45 kilometres from the provincial capital, on Monday.
Sanaullah, a Balochistan Levies official, told our sources that unidentified people planted the bomb in a motorcycle parked on the Regional Cooperation for Development Highway.
"The bomb was detonated when a passenger bus, al Usman Coach, was en route from Quetta to Naushki, Chaghai District. Resultantly, two passengers were killed and 27 others sustained injuries. In the bombing, the coach was completely destroyed. The explosives were connected to a time bomb," the official said, adding that the coach was carrying around 60 people.
After the bombing, strong contingents of the Frontier Corps, police and the Balochistan Levies rushed to the spot and cordoned off the area. The deceased and injured were shifted to the District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital Mastung and the Bolan Medical Complex Quetta.
"We have one deceased and 10 injured at the Mastung District Headquarters Hospital," said the hospital administration. About 10 injured people were admitted to the DHQ hospital and 19 others to the Bolan Medical Complex. Sources confirmed that women and minor children were also among the injured ones.
The deceased were identified as Muhammad Anwar and Ali Haider, residents of Naushki and Quetta respectively.
The injured were identified as Khudai Dad, Raheemullah, Baz Muhammad, Nasir, Fazal Ahmed, Muhammad Ishaq, Wali Muhammad, Munawar Ahmed, Adil, Abdul Majeed, Saadullah, Ali Asghar, Najeebullah, Hajab Gul, Aminullah, Khuda Bukhsh, Mukhtar Ahmed, Naqeebullah, Gul Muhammad, Anis Ahmed, Bibi Jahawir, Bibi Aliya, Bibi Rabia, Bibi Fatima and Bibi Zakira. Balochistan Governor Nawab Zulfiqar Ali Khan Magsi and Chief Minister Nawab Muhammad Aslam Raisani condemned the bombing and asked the authorities concerned to probe the incident and bring the culprits to book.
A case has been registered against the unidentified people and investigation is underway.