Child killed in Pakistan blast

Islamabad, April 28 (IANS) A child was killed and five other people were injured in a blast near a candidate’s election meeting in Pakistan’s Quetta city Sunday, a media report said.

Shams Mengal, an Independent candidate, was holding a public meeting on Sariab Road ahead of the May 11 polls to Pakistani parliament and four provincial assemblies, the Dawn reported.

The blast also damaged nearby shops. Initial reports said the bomb was a remotely-detonated device.

No one claimed responsibility for the attack.

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