Two blasts rock Quetta

Jun 16, 2013, 07:15 IST | Agencies

Two bomb blasts rocked Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan Province in southwest Pakistan, yesterday, tearing through a bus and then a hospital where the victims of the first attack had been taken

Volunteers worked at the scene of a bomb blast on a bus in Quetta, Pakistan. Pakistani officials said that at least 10 female students were killed when the first blast hit a university bus. At least 19 other students were wounded, a police officer, Mir Zubair Mahmood said.

A second explosion occurred as gunmen targeted the Bolan Medical Complex, where the wounded were brought for treatment. Senior Quetta officials were visiting the hospital when armed gunmen forced their way into the compound, leading to an exchange of heavy gunfire. Abdul Mansoor, the Quetta deputy commissioner, was among the people killed at the hospital. 

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