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Massive blast in Pakistan kills 17, scores injured

By Vikas

At least 17 people were killed and around 14 injured in a powerful blast targeting a military truck in Pakistan's Quetta on Saturday evening.


The high-intensity blast occurred in a parking lot near Pishin bus stop which is in a high-security area in Quetta, said reports.

Eight soldiers were among 17 killed in the blast and 10 soldiers were also said to be injured.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility but Taliban and Islamic State militants have attacked Quetta in the past.

It is not yet clear if it was a suicide attack or a planted bomb.

The intensity of the blast was reportedly severe as it was heard in far off areas and caused a huge fire in which some vehicles and auto rickshaws were also damaged.

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