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Bomb Blast in Quetta Killed 14

Pakistan News / Breaking Quetta Updates > A bomb exploded in the city of Quetta in Pakistan’s southwestern Baluchistan province, killing 14 people including three children on Thursday, police said.

Bomb Blast in Quetta

The bomb was fixed to a bicycle parked next to a madrassa, or religious school, where students and parents had gathered for a graduation ceremony.

“The target was the madrassa, where a certificate-awarding ceremony was taking place,” Deputy Inspector General Qazi Wahid told Reuters.

Officials said more than 40 people were wounded in the attack. Several militant groups are active in Baluchistan, Pakistan’s biggest but poorest province.

Much of the violence in the past has been blamed on ethnic Baluch separatists, who are fighting a protracted insurgency, demanding more autonomy and control over the natural resources of the province.

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