Pakistani security officials inspect the site of a car bomb attack in Quetta on May 14, 2012. —AFP Photo

QUETTA: Two soldiers were killed and several other wounded when a car bomb targeted a paramilitary convoy in the troubled southwestern city of Quetta on Monday, police said.

The car was packed with explosives and parked on the main airport road. It went off as vehicles of the paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC) passed by, senior police officer Malik Arshad told AFP.

“The blast destroyed two military vehicles and killed two soldiers, and wounded around 10 others, mostly civilians,” he said.

The explosion happened near Almo Chowk, located on the city’s main airport road, which is among Quetta’s ‘Red-zone’ areas.

Police and security forces are frequently attacked in the insurgency-hit Balochistan province.