11 people died including two children and 22 were injured when a bomb exploded in a passenger bus in Pakistan’s Balochistan province. The explosion took place at a bus terminal in Dukani Baba Chowk area on the main Saryab Road, rescue officials said.

The explosion took place just as the vehicle was due to leave a bus terminal at Quetta’s Saryab Road yesterday night. Officials said most of those killed were daily wage labourers, adding that eight of the injured were in a critical condition.

Inspector General police of Balochistan province, Almish Khan told reporters that a timer device was planted on the roof of the bus in the baggage of the passengers. “It was meant to cause maximum damage and casualties as this is the last bus to leave the terminal every day,” Khan said.