MASTUNG: At least 35 Shiite Muslims were killed while several others were injured in a blast near three buses carrying pilgrims from Quetta to Taftan at Darinagar in Mastung, The Shia Post reported on Sunday.
Four women pilgrims were also reported martyred.
Witnesses claim it was a suicide blast. Initial reports suggested that a suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into the bus.
One of the buses caught fire as a result of the intensive explosion and was completely destroyed whereas the two other buses also suffered partial damage.
Three pilgrimsâ€™ buses were en route to Quetta from Taftan when the explosion took place, destroying one bus and damaging the other.
Witnesses said that a car slammed into the bus in the middle, which was carrying 45 passengers, blowing it up and destroying it.
The injured were shifted to hospitals in Mastung and Quetta.
All Shia Parties and leaders have condemned the deadly attack on innocent Shia Pilgrims and demanded government to take immediate action against the terrorist of Pro-Taliban terrorist of Lashakr-e-Jhagvi and Sipah-e-Sahaba and other who are involve in targeted killing of Shia Muslims in Pakistan.
At least 1982 Shiite Muslims have been killed in wave of Shia Genocide in Pakistan since PPP, MQM, ANP, PML-N Govt after General Election 2008, while over 20,000 Shia Muslims have been killed since 1980s.