IED blast in Pakistan kills two, wounds a dozen


(Al Jazeera) – At least two people have been killed and several others wounded after a bomb targeted a security personnel vehicle in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta in the province of Balochistan, officials say.

The attack took place at an intersection near the city’s busy Liaqat market on Tuesday evening, police said.

The explosives were packed on a motorcycle, although it was unclear if the attack involved a suicide attacker or if the bomb was planted to go off via remote control or a timer, said police official Mushtaq Hussain.

For more than a decade, Pakistani security forces have been battling rebel separatist groups that want independence for the ethnic Baloch areas of the province.

Such groups frequently target Pakistani security forces across the province, although no group immediately claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s attack.

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