New Delhi: A blast ripped through a vegetable market in Pakistan's Quetta city early Friday, killing at least 16 people and injuring several others, media reports said.

At least seven of those killed in the bomb blast at Hazarganji area of Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan, belonged to the Hazara community. 

Moreover, the security forces reportedly fear the death toll may rise.

Buildings located nearby were also damaged in the blast, police said.

At least 16 people were killed and several injured in the blast, rescue and hospital sources said.

More information awaited.