Bomb kills 3 in southwestern Pakistan

AP News
Posted: Jun 11, 2012 9:08 AM
Bomb kills 3 in southwestern Pakistan

A government official says a motorcycle bomb has ripped through a passenger bus in southwest Pakistan, killing three people and injuring 40 others.

Irfan Shah said the bomb Monday targeted Shiite pilgrims travelling to Iran but hit a local passenger bus instead.

The attack took place in Mastung district in Baluchistan province.

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