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Blast kills 2 students in SW Pakistan university

2010-03-03 08:17:19 GMT2010-03-03 16:17:19 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Injurers are treated at a hospital after a blast in Khuzdar, southwestern Pakistan, on March 2, 2010. Two students of a university in southwest Pakistan were killed and nine others injured when a bomb exploded on the university premises on Tuesday night, local TV channels reported Wednesday. (Xinhua Photo)

An injurer is treated at a hospital after a blast in Khuzdar, southwestern Pakistan, on March 2, 2010. Two students of a university in southwest Pakistan were killed and nine others injured when a bomb exploded on the university premises on Tuesday night, local TV channels reported Wednesday. (Xinhua Photo)

An injurer is treated at a hospital after a blast in Khuzdar, southwestern Pakistan, on March 2, 2010. Two students of a university in southwest Pakistan were killed and nine others injured when a bomb exploded on the university premises on Tuesday night, local TV channels reported Wednesday. (Xinhua Photo)

An injurer is treated at a hospital after a blast in Khuzdar, southwestern Pakistan, on March 2, 2010. Two students of a university in southwest Pakistan were killed and nine others injured when a bomb exploded on the university premises on Tuesday night, local TV channels reported Wednesday. (Xinhua Photo)

ISLAMABAD, March 3 (Xinhua) -- Two students of a university in southwest Pakistan were killed and nine others injured when a bomb exploded on the university premises on Tuesday night, local TV channels reported Wednesday.

According to the private TV Express, the blast, the nature of which is yet to be identified, occurred on the premises of Khuzdar Engineering University where a number of students and other people had gathered to attend a cultural event.

The victims and the injured were immediately taken to local hospitals while police have cordoned off the area and started investigations, the channel added.

Hospital sources said two of the injured were in critical condition. One of the deceased was identified as Junaid Baloch, a son of a university official.

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