MASTUNG, Pakistan (BNc) — Nine Christians were among the eighteen people killed in a bomb blast in Pakistan on June 11th. There were also Christians among the injured.

A bomb planted on a motorbike exploded at about 9:20 a.m. as an intercity passenger bus carrying about 60 people passed. It was on its way from Quetta to Noshki near the Iranian border.

It was conjectured that the bomb might have been intended for a bus carrying Shia pilgrims to Iran that had passed a few minutes earlier.

Christians from Kabul, Afghanistan, were on their way via Kandahar to visit Christians in the province of Baluchistan, Pakistan, when the bombing occurred.