Pak suicide attack kills 13

A suspected suicide bomber on Thursday targeted a bus carrying Shia pilgrims in Quetta city of southwest Pakistan, killing 13 people and injuring over 30 others.

The blast ripped through the bus and a police vehicle in Hazarganji area of Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province.

The bus, escorted by two police vans, was bringing back pilgrims from Iran. About 40 people were in the bus.

Officials at hospitals said a total of 13 people had died. Two policemen were among the dead, officials said. Several women and policemen were injured and eight of the wounded were in a serious condition.

Quetta police chief Mir Zubair Mehmood said the bus was targeted with a car bomb though other officials were quoted by TV news channels as saying that the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber.

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