One dead, 10 wounded in 2 bombings at bus station in Pakistan

One dead, 10 wounded in 2 bombings at bus station in Pakistan
A Pakistani police officer comforts his colleague who was wounded in a blast in Quetta, Pakistan, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. Pakistani police say two bombs exploded minutes apart near a police vehicle at a bus terminal in the southwestern city of Quetta, killing one person and wounding 10 others. (AP)
Updated 05 September 2019

One dead, 10 wounded in 2 bombings at bus station in Pakistan

One dead, 10 wounded in 2 bombings at bus station in Pakistan
  • Some wounded people are listed in critical condition at a government hospital
  • The bombings came less than a week before Ashoura, the holiest day on the Shiite calendar

QUETTA: Pakistani police say two bombs exploded minutes apart near a police vehicle at a bus terminal in the southwestern city of Quetta, killing one person and wounding 10 others.
City police chief Abdur Razzaq Cheema said a passer-by was killed and two others were wounded Thursday in the first bombing.
He said the second bomb wounded eight people, including policemen and a local TV journalist, when they reached the bus terminal responding to the first explosion. Cheema said some of the wounded persons were listed in critical condition at a government hospital.
No one immediately claimed responsibility, but the bombings came less than a week before Ashoura, the holiest day on the Shiite Muslim calendar, which mourns the 7th-century death of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).