At least six people were killed and several others injured when a bomb went off in Kachlak area of Quetta on Friday morning.
At least six persons were killed while several others were injured in the blast.
The blast was followed by intense gunfire triggering panic among the people who burst into stampede in a market which is usually crowded at that time of the day.
Security forces and rescue team rushed to the site shortly after the blast was reported. All the injured were shifted to hospital in Quetta. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack till filing this report.
The investigations into the incident have been started. The incident took place shortly before the Prime Minister Pervez Ashraf is reportedly scheduled to arrive in Quetta. Pervez Ashraf said in his first speech after he was elected as the country's new prime minister that his top priority is to solve the Balochistan problem.
Located in the country's southwest bordering Iran and Afghanistan, Balochistan is the largest province in Pakistan with a mixed population of Shiite and Sunny Muslims. Sectarian attacks and separatist activities are frequently reported there, posing a serious threat to the country's stability.