3 bombs in Baluchistan kill 1, wound 18

Last Updated: Friday, August 14, 2009 - 21:16

Quetta: Police say three bomb explosions
have killed a man and wounded 18 other people in Baluchistan,
an impoverished but oil-rich province in Pakistan where Baluch
nationalist groups have been fighting for more autonomy for
decades.
Police officer Abdul Hameed Lasi says one of the bombs
today was rigged to a motorcycle. It exploded in a busy market
in the industrial town of Hub, about 570 kilometers south of
the provincial capital, Quetta, killing one man and wounding
15. Lasi says the attack appears to be the work of
separatists.

Another police official, Abdul Qadoos, says two
more bombs ripped through a street in the town of Mach, 50
kilometers east of Quetta, wounding three.

Bureau Report



First Published: Friday, August 14, 2009 - 21:16

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