Attack on senior Pakistani official wounds 6
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 07, 2010, 14:01
Quetta: A suicide bomber attacked a convoy carrying the top official in Pakistan's restive Baluchistan province Tuesday, wounding six people but leaving the chief minister unscathed, police said.

The attacker detonated his explosives as the convoy made its way through Baluchistan's capital, Quetta, said police official Abid Hussain.

The blast struck a vehicle carrying policemen, five of whom were wounded. The explosion also wounded a pedestrian, said Hussain.

Baluchistan Chief Minister Nawab Muhammad Aslam Khan Raisani was traveling in a separate vehicle and was not harmed, he added.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

Baluchistan has been wracked by a decades-long nationalist insurgency that has demanded more autonomy and a greater share of the southwest province's natural resources.

The province is also believed to harbor several of the Taliban's senior leaders, including chief Mullah Mohammad Omar.


First Published: Tuesday, December 07, 2010, 14:01

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