More sectarian violence in Balochistan

A bomb strapped to a motorcycle was detonated in the Mastrung District, killing at least 19 Shia pilgrims who were travelling on 2 buses en route from neighbouring Iran, a majority Shia country and popular destination for religious pilgrims. Another 15 people were wounded. No one claimed responsibility for the incident. Travellers should be aware that overland travel in Pakistan is very risky. Several countries advise their citizens to avoid all travel in Balochistan, the Federally-Administered Tribal Areas; Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (formerly the North-West Frontier Province) and border areas with Afghanistan and India (excluding Lahore, Kasur and Narowal.

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