Two persons were killed and twenty four injured when terrorists targeted two buses of Zaireen‚ which were on their way from Iran to Quetta‚ near Akhtarabad area of Quetta this evening (Wednesday).

Reports say the casualties occurred when a vehicle hit the convoy.

The injured have been rushed to various hospitals in the city.

According to Police‚ about one hundred kilograms of explosives were used in the attack. One bus was burnt completely.

Vehicle of security squad with the buses was also damaged in the blast.

President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif have strongly condemned the attack.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan telephoned Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Malik Baloch and expressed grief over the attack on the buses of Zaireen.

He said the federal and provincial governments need to make a coordinated strategy to ensure protection of the Zaireen.

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