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MQM Chief condemns the attack on Pilgrims buses

Altaf Hussain

Pakistan News : The attack on pilgrim buses in Daringrah and Mastung has been strongly condemned by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Quaid Altaf Hussain.

MQM chief expressing his heartfelt condolence with the bereaved families prayed for an early recovery of those wounded in the gruesome incident.

Witnesses said the blast occurred as the three buses were overtaking a car about 60 km (35 miles) west of Quetta, capital of sparsely populated Baluchistan province, site of many sectarian attacks, near the Iranian border.

“The bus next to us caught on fire immediately,” said pilgrim Hussein Ali, 60. “We tried to save our companions but were driven back by the intensity of the heat.”

An official at Mastung district hospital, said 20 people had been killed and 24 wounded.

Akbar Durrani, Baluchistan’s home secretary, said rescue teams were trying to reach victims in the wreckage of the vehicles, one of which was still in flames some time after the attack. He said the death toll could rise.

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