27 injured in blast in market in Baluchistan

Islamabad: At least 27 people were injured on Wednesday night when a bomb exploded in a busy market in the capital city of Pakistan’s troubled Baluchistan province.

The explosion took place outside a shop on Prince Road near Liaquat Market, one of the busiest?shopping centres in?the capital city Quetta.

According to initial reports, the bomb was planted on a motorbike parked outside the shop, but police is still investigating.

Several shops and vehicles were damaged in the attack.

The injured have been taken to Civil Hospital Quetta and six are stated to be in critical condition, police said.

The blast took place at a time when the market was crowded with shoppers.

A bomb disposal squad has been dispatched to ascertain the nature of the explosion.

The bombing came hardly a week after Taliban militants stormed an army school in Peshawar and killed 150 people, including 134 children.