Jan 2, 2014, 1:42 PM
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MWM announces three-day mourning

Islamabad, Jan 2, IRNA - Majlis-e Wahdat-e Muslimeen has announced three days mourning to condemn an attack on the bus of Shiite pilgrims.

A bomb blast near a bus of Shiite pilgrims returning from Iran has killed three people and injured 31 more in the Pakistani city of Quetta, capital of Balochistan.

Police Chief Abdul Razaq Cheema said the bus, carrying pilgrims, was returning from the Taftan border when the bomb exploded.

MWM leader Allama Raja Nasir Abbas Jafari condemned the attack and announced three days of mourning all over the country.

No group has claimed responsibility but banned sectarian groups are blamed for such attacks.

Balochistan has been badly hit by a decade-long separatist insurgency and sectarian violence, mainly targeting Shiite Muslims from the Hazara ethnic community.

Two huge bomb attacks in Quetta in January and February last year, targeting Hazara Shias, killed nearly 200 people.