Quetta: Blast occurs near school bus, driver injured

An explosion occurred when a school bus carrying nearly 100 children passed by on Quetta’s Hana Road on Tuesday, security sources said.

Miscreants targeted the bus, which was coming from Sorenje area of the city, through a roadside bomb, Levies sources said.

All children remained safe in the incident, however, the driver of the bus suffered light injuries.

Levies sources said the bus was carrying children of employees of Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation (PMDC).

They said the glasses of the bus windows were smashed due to the impact of the blast. Levies, police and Frontier Corps personnel reached the site as an investigation into the incident went underway.

Balochistan has faced a number of security challenges in recent months, with security personnel in the province often being targeted in roadside explosions and suicide attacks.

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