Pakistan blast: Explosion kills three, injures 15 in southwestern city of Quetta, says police

Quetta: Pakistani police say a bomb has exploded in the southwestern city of Quetta, killing at least three people and wounding 15 others.

 Pakistan blast: Explosion kills three, injures 15 in southwestern city of Quetta, says police

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Senior police officer Abdur Razzaq Cheema says the explosion Saturday took place near a bus terminal in the city's outskirts.

Cheema said the target was apparently a security vehicle but most of the victims were civilians, including a child. He would not say whether the blast was a suicide attack.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the blast, which comes two weeks after a suicide bomber killed Quetta's police chief and three other officers. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for that attack.

Quetta is the capital of Baluchistan province, the scene of a low-level insurgency by Baluch separatist groups. Islamic militants also operate in the region.

Updated Date: Nov 25, 2017 14:22:08 IST