Two rag-pickers were killed and another was seriously injured in a bomb blast in Quetta city of southwest Pakistan today, police said.
The bomb went off on Saryab Road, a key thoroughfare in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province. The explosive device was hidden in a garbage dump near a petrol station, police officials said.
The device exploded when three rag-pickers were sifting through the garbage. They sustained serious injuries and two of them died while being taken to hospital.
Law enforcement personnel cordoned off the area and launched a search for the persons who planted the bomb. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.