A bomb in a bus full with students from a women’s university in Quetta has killed at least eleven female students and wounded dozens of people. And there was a  second blast reported at the hospital.

The first explosion happened on a bus near the campus of the Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University, with a bomb that was hidden in the vehicle.

The second blast struck the casualty ward of the Bolan Medical Complex, according to Al Jazeera,

“It was an improvised explosive device placed in the women university bus” in Quetta, city police chief Zubair Mahmood told the AFP news agency. “The dead were all women students.”

The bomb exploded after the students had boarded and the bus was leaving the university. Some radical groups in areas of Pakistan doesn’t approve women to have education, above all to go to the university. Quetta is the capital city of Balochistan province, and regularly witnesses sectarian violence on a large-scale.

Since the start of the year, more than 300 people have been killed in attacks in Quetta, with targets including Shia Hazaras – which are in a sizeable minority there, according to Al Jazeera

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