QUETTA, Pakistan - A bomber
remotely detonated an explosive-laden car outside the home of a
Pakistani former minister, killing at least eight people and
wounding 22, police officials in the city of Quetta, the provincial
capital of Baluchistan, said on Friday.
The car was parked outside the house of Naseer Mengal, according to
police officials. Several militants exchanged fire with private
security guards after the
Paramilitary forces cordoned off the area and were searching for the
The explosion shattered windows and knocked down electricity lines.
Live video from local TV channels showed
clouds of smoke rising from
burning cars at the site of the
Emergency services and police officials said they expected the
casualty figure to rise.