Police say at least three paramilitary guards were killed on Sunday when a suicide bomber on a motorcycle blew himself up in Quetta, southwestern Pakistan.
The bomber targeted border guards in the city’s Mian Ghundi neighborhood – close to the border with Afghanistan – where Hazara Shia traders traded vegetables.
Azhar Akram, a deputy inspector general of police, told AFP that 20 people were injured in the explosion, including civilians.
A spokesman for the counter-terrorism department of the police confirmed the toll.
Shia Muslims in troubled Balochistan have often been targeted by radical Sunni Islamist groups, which consider them a heretical sect.
Border guards have also been targeted by Baloch insurgents, who are waging a dormant insurgency for greater autonomy.
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