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Gunmen kill eight in southwest Pakistan

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 23 June 2012
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June 23, 2012

Police say gunmen riding on motorcycles have shot dead eight people in an attack on a laundry in southwestern Pakistan.

Police officials said the June 23 attack took place in a busy commercial area of Quetta, the capital of the southwestern Baluchistan province.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Small separatist groups in the impoverished Baluchistan region often target Pakistanis from other parts of the country.

Baluch separatists want autonomy and a greater share of the money derived from the province's natural resources like gas and oil.

Many non-Baluch have left Baluchistan.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP

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