South Asia

Lethal blast hits roadside restaurant in Pakistan

Two rescuers remove a casualty from the blast site in Dara Allah Yar, 14 August Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Boodstained rescuers could be seen bringing out casualties

A blast at a roadside restaurant in south-west Pakistan has killed at least 11 people and injured 10, with others feared trapped in rubble.

A bomb may have caused the explosion in the two-storey building in Dara Allah Yar in Baluchistan province.

One report described residents digging through the rubble with their hands as they struggled to find survivors.

Both separatist insurgents and Islamist militants linked to the Taliban have been active in Baluchistan.

ARY News, a Dubai-based private Pakistani TV channel, quoted officials as saying 35kg (77lb) of explosives had been planted in the building.

Officials feared further casualties, saying at least 40 people had been inside when the blast brought it down.

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