Eight soldiers among the dead after 25kg bomb detonated in Quetta on country’s independence day, which also wounded 25

A suicide bomber on a motorcycle has targeted a military truck with a bomb killing eight soldiers and seven civilians in the south-western city of Quetta, Pakistani officials have said.

Kabeer Khan, an explosives expert who examined the site, said after collecting forensic evidence that it was a suicide attack and that the attacker was carrying some 25kg of “incendiary explosives” on a motorcycle that he rammed into the military truck.

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