Two Pakistani soldiers were killed on Saturday when a car bomb hit a paramilitary van escorting a bus of pilgrims in the country’s restive Balochistan province.

The incident took place in Dringhar area, on the main Quetta-Taftan Highway in Mastung district.

“The bomb exploded after an FC (Paramilitary Frontier Corps) vehicle stopped to check a parked car,” Sayed Mehrab Shah, a senior government official told Geo TV.

All the pilgrims on the bus, who were on their way to Iran, were safe but several security personnel were wounded, Mr. Shah said.