Pakistan explosion: Two children among 11 killed in restive Baluchistan province

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Islamabad, Oct 20: Two children were among 11 killed in a bomb blast occurred on a bus in restive Baluchistan province's capital city Quetta, media reported.

The explosion took place inside a local city bus on a bus terminal located on Quetta's Saryab road on Monday that left many more injured, Dawn online reported.

11 killed in Pakistan explosion

"More than 20 people have been injured, six of them critical" Javed Gharheen, a senior police official was quoted as saying.
Malik Baloch, the chief minister of Baluchistan has strongly condemned the bombing and termed it "a conspiracy against durable peace in Baluchistan."

Baluchistan has been witnessed over 1,400 incidents targeting the minority Shia and Hazara communities have taken place in the province during the past 15 years.

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The largest province of the country by area, is home to a low-level insurgency by ethnic Baloch separatists. Al Qaeda-linked and sectarian militants also operate in the region.

The province shares borders with Afghanistan and Iran.

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