Quetta blast injures two, destroys cars

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Quetta: A bomb hit a parking area under an overpass in southwest Pakistan Friday, wounding two people and destroying a couple of cars beyond recognition, police said.

“The bomb, which went off twice the road near a hospital in the center of the city of Quetta, was planted in a fruit crate,” police told Samaa.

Police are not sure what additional research is underway.

Quetta is the capital of Baluchistan province, home to a long-term nationalist insurgency aimed at seeking greater control over the rich resources of oil, gas and minerals in the province.

Sunday June 7, a bomb exploded during rush hours in the Bach Khan Square, killing one person and wounding eight more.

“One person was killed and eight wounded. Police are investigating the nature of the bomb,” senior police official Abdul Razzaq Cheema told AFP.

Cheema said the person killed was carrying the bomb apparently planted somewhere in the markets, but said this was still being determined.

Another police official in Quetta confirmed the blast and causalities and told AFP, requesting anonymity, dozens of police and paramilitary personnel were on duty near the site of the explosion, “but fortunately everything is kept safe. ”

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks.

The rebels began their fifth insurgency against the state in 2004, with hundreds of soldiers and militiamen killed in the fighting.

Neighboring Pakistan accuses India of financing and arming the rebels – a charge of some analysts say is revenge for perceived interference of Pakistan in Kashmir.

The desperately poor province is also divided by sectarian violence and Islamist violence in northern Pashtun belt, with the middle class Baluch independence increasingly seeing as their only hope for a more liberal and secular state

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