Bomb attack kills four, injures 19 in southwestern Pakistan

A bomb attack in the outskirts of Pakistan’s southwestern city of Quetta has killed at least four people and injured 19 others.

The attack took place Saturday when a bomber detonated his explosive vest near a bus terminal, targeting the vehicle of an army colonel, but the officer was not in the vehicle at the time of the attack, the Associated Press cited senior police officer AbdurRazzaq Cheema as saying.

Most of the victims were civilians, including a child, while four of the wounded were security officers.

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terror group, also known as Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack.

According to security experts, nearly 10 kilograms of explosives with steel balls were used in the attacker’s vest.