Blast in Passenger Buses Kills 20 Pilgrims in Mastung


Remnants of a three bus convoy.  [There is no safety in numbers, this only provides bigger targets.]

Blast in Passenger Buses Kills 20 Pilgrims in Mastung

The Baloch Hal News

MASTUNG: At least 20 people were killed on Sunday morning in a suicide bomb blast that targeted three passenger buses in Mastung District, authorities confirmed.

According to initial reports, a suicide bomber struck into a passenger bus which was carrying Shia pilgrims from Iran and going to Quetta. The incident took place in Drainghar township of Mastung District.

The blast damaged two buses which were carrying Shia pilgrims and were on their way to Quetta. More than twenty passengers were injured in the attack. The injured people were immediately shifted to hospitals in Mastung and Quetta while ambulances reached the spot to assist the remaining injured people.

Authorities said they were investigating the attack and it seemed to be a sectarian assault. In the past, a Sunni militant group called the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi had been claiming responsibility for such attacks on Shia Muslims.

One of the passenger buses was completely damaged while the other remained partially damaged.

President Asif Ali Zardari has strongly condemned the attack.

Note: We are constantly updating this report. More details to follow


Published in The Baloch Hal