Deadly blast in Pakistan’s Quetta

Deadly blast in Pakistan's Quetta

Deadly blast in Pakistan’s Quetta

An explosion has ripped through a crowded area of the Pakistani city of Quetta in Balochistan province on January 10th, killing at least 11 people.

The south-western city’s police chief said the blast was caused by a bomb, and injured a further 27 people.

Reports said the device detonated close to a military checkpoint, although no target has been suggested.

Balochistan is plagued by a separatist rebellion and sectarian infighting between Sunnis and Shias.

© 2012 SAT Telecommunications Ltd.

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