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Bomb blast in south-west Pakistan kills 10, injures 31: Officials

Published on Mar 14, 2014 7:15 PM
 
Pakistani paramilitary soldiers and policemen move the blast victims at the site of a bomb explosion in Quetta on March 14, 2014. A bomb blast on Friday killed 10 people and wounded 31 others in Pakistan's restive south-western city of Quetta, officials said. -- PHOTO: AFP

QUETTA, Pakistan (AFP) - A bomb blast on Friday killed 10 people and wounded 31 others in Pakistan's restive south-western city of Quetta, officials said.

City police chief Abdul Razzaq Cheema said a vehicle carrying security forces appeared to have been the target of the attack, which occurred outside a college in the centre of the city.

"Ten people were killed and 31 injured. Around eight are in critical condition," Mr Cheema told AFP, adding that eight to 10 kilos of explosives were used in the bomb.

Doctor Rashid Jamal at the government-run civil hospital Quetta confirmed the number of dead and wounded.

 
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