19 killed, 25 injured in Pakistan blast

Islamabad, Dec 30 (IANS) As many as 19 people, including four women, were Sunday killed and 25 injured when a militant rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into a convoy of three buses carrying pilgrims in Pakistan's Balochistan province, Geo News reported.

The incident took place in Mastung district when the buses were taking pilgrims from the province's Taftan town to Quetta city.

One of the buses, carrying 43 passengers, was completely gutted, while another was partially damaged in the targeted attack, when the attacker rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into the bus, killing 19 pilgrims and injuring 25 others, said Mastung Deputy Commissioner Tufail Baloch.

The report had earlier stated that the pilgrims were travelling in two buses.