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Powerful blast kills 12 people in Pakistan

Press Trust of India  |  Karachi 

At least 12 people were killed and over 20 others injured today in a high intensity blast in Pakistan's city.

The blast took place in a parking lot near Pishin bus stop which is in a high security area.

Baluchistan's Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Bugti said the bomb was apparently kept in a vehicle parked near the bus stop.

"Investigations are continuing but I can confirm it was a big and there are around two dozen injured who are being shifted to nearby hospitals," Bugti said.

Twelve dead bodies were brought to the hospital and they were all badly charred and burnt, Duniya channel reported.

The blast was so loud that it was heard in far off areas and caused a huge fire in which some vehicles and auto rickshaws were also damaged.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, August 12 2017. 22:57 IST