Ten people were killed Friday when armed men opened fire on worshippers leaving a mosque in the southwestern city of Quetta, Pakistan's Dawn television said.

The intended targets of the attack were regional politicians expected to attend prayers marking the Eid al-Fitur feast that ends the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, other media outlets said.

The shootings came a day after at least 30 people died in a suicide bombing at the funeral in Quetta for a police commander who had been gunned down by insurgents hours earlier.

Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province, has suffered several major terrorist incidents this year.

Pakistan's poorest region is home to an armed Baluchi separatist movement as well as to factions of the Taliban and other jihadist groups.

Besides attacking the security forces, fundamentalist militants also target the area's Shi'ite Muslim minority. EFE