Vehicles are seen burning after a bomb blast in Quetta, Pakistan August 12, 2017.
Vehicles are seen burning after a bomb blast in Quetta, Pakistan August 12, 2017.

Suicide bomber kills 15 in southwestern Pakistan

By: MENA
Sat, Aug. 12, 2017
ISLAMABAD - 12 August 2017: A suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a military truck Saturday with a bomb killing eight soldiers and seven civilians in the southwestern city of Quetta, ABC News quoted an official and the military as saying.

Kabeer Khan, an explosives expert who examined the site, said after collecting forensic evidence that it was a suicide attack and that the attacker was carrying some 25 kilograms of "incendiary explosives" on a motorcycle that he rammed into the military truck.

A military statement said the bomb also wounded 25 people, including 15 civilians. It said the explosives sparked fires in nearby vehicles. It added that all the victims were taken to a military hospital.
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