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25 April 2024

Bomb in SW Pakistan kills 47, injures 200: police


A remote-controlled bomb targeting Shiite Muslims killed 47 people and wounded more than 200 in Pakistan's insurgency-hit southwest on Saturday, police said.

The death toll from the incident in Hazara town, an area dominated by Shiites on the outskirts of Quetta, capital of oil and gas rich Baluchistan province, had originally been put at 10.

"At least 47 people have been killed and at least 200 more wounded, the death toll may rise. It was a remote-controlled bomb," Wazir Khan Nasir, senior police officer in Quetta, told AFP.