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Nineteen pilgrims killed in Mastung

December 30, 2012 - Updated 928 PKT
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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 Geo News 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 through 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.

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