According to initial reports still coming in the explosion damaged shops and buildings in the area the debris of which is being strewn in the area.
Police and rescue teams were on their way to the site of the blast.
The blast was so powerful that it was heard a good distance away and it shattered the window panes and glasses in the area.
Many of the injured are in critical condition, ARY NEWS reported.
Three FC personnel are also injured in the blast, ARY NEWS said.
According to the Bomb Disposal Squad 20-25 kilograms of explosives were used in the blast and the explosive was placed a vehicle, ARY NEWS said.
from ARYNEWSUpdated : Thursday January 10 , 2013 4:10:05 PM
QUETTA: At least 10 people, including a child and two security personnel, were reported killed and 20 others injured in a blast that took place near Quetta’s Bacha Khan chowk on Thursday, DawnNews reported.
The injured included at least four Frontier Corps (FC) personnel and the explosion damaged shops and buildings in the area.
Women and children were also among the injured.
The explosives were planted under a car, DawnNews quoted security sources as saying.
Police and rescue teams had reached the site of the blast and security forces had cordoned off the area.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Thursday’s explosion but Quetta and Balochistan are frequently hit by bomb attacks.