Roadside blast kills 11, injures 30 in Sibi

Published Oct 11, 2012 01:16pm

The bomb exploded inside a rickshaw on Nishtar Road in Sibi, Balochistan. – Image from Google Maps
The bomb exploded inside a rickshaw on Nishtar Road in Sibi, Balochistan. – Image from Google Maps

QUETTA: At least 11 people were killed and at least 30 others were injured in a roadside blast in the town of Sibi in Pakistan’s southwestern province of Balochistan, DawnNews reported on Thursday.

A bomb comprising 20 kilograms of explosives was planted inside a rickshaw and exploded on Nishtar Road in the main town, officials told DawnNews reporter Khalil Ahmed.

As a result of the explosion, 11people were killed and more than 30 received injuries. The injured were shifted to Civil Hospital, Sibi.

Twelve shops and five vehicles were also hit by the explosion and most were completely destroyed.

Sibi lies in northern part of the restive Balochistan province and also adjoins the provincial capital Quetta.

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