17 February 2013, 00:05

Pakistan market blast kills 84

Pakistan market blast kills 84

The death toll in Saturday’s bomb blast targeting Shiite Muslims in south-western Pakistan has climbed to 84 and more that 250, including a number of women and children, were injured, many of them critically.

Dozens of people still remain under the rubble.

The remotely-activated bomb demolished a two-storey building at a busy market near a neighborhood inhibited by ethnic Hazaras in the town of Quetta. Police describe the terror attack as religiously motivated.

Pakistan: Death toll from market bomb rises to 64

A bomb blast targeting Shiite Muslims in south-western Pakistan on Saturday killed at least 64 people and wounded 180, police said.

The powerful explosion demolished a two-storey building at a busy market near a neighbourhood inhibited by ethnic Hazaras in the town of Quetta, said police chief Mir Zubair Mahmood.

Pakistan: Death toll from bomb blast in Quetta reaches 47

The death toll from a bombing in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Saturday climbed to 47, police officials said.

Officials said 130 people were wounded.

15 die in Pakistan’s Quetta attack

At least 15 people have died and some 20 were injured in a blast that rocked the Pakistani city of Quetta on Saturday.

No faction claimed responsibility for the attack.

Earlier this year 92 people were killed and over 120 injured in twin blasts that targeted the region’s Shiite minority.

Pakistan: 10 Shiite Muslims killed in bomb blast

A remote-controlled bomb targeting Shiite Muslims killed at least 10 people in Pakistan's insurgency-hit southwest on Saturday, police said.

The incident took place in Hazara town, an area dominated by Shiite Muslims on the outskirts of Quetta, capital of oil and gas rich Baluchistan province.

"Ten people have been killed, the death toll may rise, it was a remote-controlled bomb. All the dead were from Shiite community" Wazir Khan Nasir, senior police officer in Quetta, said.

Voice of Russia, TASS, RIA, AFP, Reuters, dpa

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