Quetta: At least two people were killed and six others, including women and children were injured in an explosion inside the house of a cleric in Qila Saifullah town on late Thursday night.

According to official sources, the blast occurred in the house of Maulvi Habibullah Jogezi, situated some 190 km north of Quetta.

“The owner of the house was killed in the blast and his family members injured seriously,” Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Ahmed Bugti told the media.

“The house was completely destroyed in the blast,” Bugti said. “Death toll could increase as rescue workers were removing the debris of the house.”