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Pakistan: Roadside bomb kills at least two in Balochistan

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 13 November 2012
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Pakistan: Roadside bomb kills at least two in Balochistan, 13 November 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/50b4d0c023.html [accessed 26 October 2014]
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November 13, 2012

A roadside bomb apparently targeting a Pakistani government militia has killed at least two people and injured at least 10 in southwestern Balochistan Province.

A senior police official told RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal on November 13 that explosives strapped to a bicycle were detonated by remote control.

The blast hit a convoy of the paramilitary Frontier Corps as it passed near a major road in the provincial capital, Quetta.

The explosion badly damaged a vehicle carrying the militia members.

No one has claimed responsibility for the bombing.

Balochistan is plagued by Taliban and Islamist militant attacks, sectarian violence between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims, and a regional insurgency waged by separatists.

Based on reporting by AFP, dpa, and RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal

Link to original story on RFE/RL website

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