QUETTA: At least twelve people including two children and a man of FC were killed while 40 others sustained injuries as a bomb explosion rocked Bacha Khan Chowk here on Thursday, hospital sources said.
A congested market is located at the site of the incident and the explosion took place during peak hours.
According to reports, the target of the attack was an FC checkpost. Several vehicles including one belonging to a law enforcement agency, nearby shops and food stalls were badly damaged in the explosion.
Rescue teams after reaching the site of the incident shifted the injured people to hospitals where emergency was declared.
Bomb disposal squad collected the evidence from the site of the incident. It said timer device was used for the explosion which carried almost 20 to 25 kilograms of explosive material.
The bomb was planted under the car, the squad added.