Pakistan bus blast kills 12

At least 12 people have been killed and 13 injured after a powerful bomb exploded on a passenger bus in Pakistan's insurgency-plagued southwestern Baluchistan province, officials said.

    The blast occurred in the southwestern region of Pakistan

    Interior Minister Aftab Sherpao said on Sunday: "Twelve people were killed and 13 injured in the explosion on the passenger bus."

    The bus, which was carrying 50 passengers, was travelling through the Bolan Pass region on a regular run from the provincial capital Quetta to the eastern border city of Lahore in neighbouring Punjab province when the blast occurred.
      
    Baluchistan police chief Chaudhry Yaqoob said "it was a timing device planted inside the bus".
     
    Yaqoob said the injured had been taken to a hospital in Quetta.

    No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

    The sparsely populated province is in the grip of a mini insurgency waged by tribesmen demanding a share of the profits from the province's immense natural resources, particularly its natural gas reserves.

    SOURCE: AFP


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How different voting systems work around the world

    How different voting systems work around the world

    Nearly two billion voters in 52 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    The peace games: Dreaming big for South Sudan's youth

    The peace games: Dreaming big for South Sudan's youth

    A relatively new independence and fresh waves of conflict inspire a South Sudanese refugee to build antiwar video games.