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At least five people were killed and 20 others injured as a blast hit a university bus in Pakistan’ s southwest city of Quetta on Saturday afternoon, reported local media.

Local Urdu TV channel Dunya said that the blast took place at about 3:00 pm (local time) inside a women university in the Baruri area of Quetta, capital city of Balochistan province.

The students were boarding a bus parked inside Bahadur Khan Women University for going back home when the blast went off, eyewitnesses told local media.

The bus was completely destroyed in the explosion and a fire broke out following the blast, said the reports.

The dead and injured have been shifted to Bolan Medical Complex in the city.

Hospital sources said that all the five killed were female students and some of the injured were in critical condition.

Police and bomb disposal squad have reached the site shortly after the blast.

Initial investigation showed that it was a remote-controlled blast and the explosives were fixed inside the bus, said police.

No group has claimed responsibility for the blast yet.

Xinhua

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