Car Bomb Strikes Market in Pakistan's Quetta

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A car bomb exploded in a bazaar in southwestern Pakistan, killing at least three people and wounding 24 others, police officials said.

Car Bomb Strikes Market in Pakistan's Quetta

Saturday's attack took place when a vehicle carrying security forces was passing through a bazaar near Quetta, the capital of southwestern Baluchistan province, senior police officer Abdur Razzak Cheema said.

The dead included a paramilitary soldier and two civilians, Cheema told the Associated Press news agency.

The bomb was planted in a car parked at the roadside, according to the bomb disposal squad.

No group immediately claimed responsibility and authorities said they were still investigating.

Baluchistan is Pakistan's largest province and it has been the scene of low-scale fighting for several years.

Separatists in the region often attack security forces and officials to pressure the government into allocating more wealth from resources like gas and oil that are extracted from the province.

 

 

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