Quetta bomb attack kills two, injures 11: Officials

By AFP
Published: August 21, 2012
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A Pakistani security official examines the wreckage of a car used in a bomb explosion in Quetta on August 21, 2012. PHOTO: AFP

A Pakistani security official examines the wreckage of a car used in a bomb explosion in Quetta on August 21, 2012. PHOTO: AFP

QUETTA: Two civilians were killed and 11 others including three children injured when a car bomb targeted a paramilitary convoy Tuesday in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, officials said.

The explosives-packed car went off after vehicles of the paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC) passed, FC spokesman Murtaza Baig told AFP.

“The militants targeted two vehicles of FC but the remote-control device exploded after our convoy had passed the parked car,” he said.

Police and security forces are frequently attacked in the insurgency-plagued Balochistan province, of which Quetta is the capital.

Senior police official Wazir Khan Nasir told AFP: “The victims of the blast were all civilians who were passing from the area. The toll includes one man killed and 12 others wounded including two women and three children.”

There was no claim of responsibility for the attack but the province, which borders Iran and Afghanistan, suffers from Taliban and local rebel attacks.

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  • balochi
    Aug 21, 2012 - 11:32AM

    Please leave the peaceful people of Balochistan alone I urge the Pakistani army. if this happens peace will return to Balochistan.

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  • Bulbul
    Aug 21, 2012 - 12:28PM

    The country of pure ? Great joke….

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  • Nazish Baloch
    Aug 21, 2012 - 12:57PM

    Shame on BLA!

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  • yacob malik
    Aug 21, 2012 - 3:53PM

    Punjabi army is not welcome here.

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  • Indian
    Aug 21, 2012 - 4:30PM

    Ha ha ha.. Whenever i open Pakistan new paper, most of the times i find Bomb blast news. Most of the countries in the world (Including INDIA) are moving forward towards the Developed Nations and Improving in all aspects but you Pakistani people are still struggling to recover from Terrorism.. In some or other day It’ll ruin the civilization in Pakistan. Kindly take some action against Terrorism; if you can’t just ask Indian Govt. for help to achieve the same!

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  • Balram
    Aug 21, 2012 - 4:38PM

    And yeah, india was not involved in this… Was it?

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  • Rahim Malik
    Aug 21, 2012 - 4:40PM

    @yacob malik: If you are Malik by caste then you are stupid to even comment like this because Maliks, Khokhars and Awans are Punjabis and Potoharis mostly. Secondl FC operates in Balochistan and 80 percent of FC belongs from KPK and from Tribal agencies as it is Frontier Corpse not Punjab Corpse or Punjab regiment. So you can call FC as Pukhtoon Army if you dare.

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  • syed
    Aug 21, 2012 - 6:07PM

    These attacks will continue, If we don’t capture and punish the criminals promptly and swiftly.

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  • Excited
    Aug 21, 2012 - 8:24PM

    @Balram:
    I confirm India was involved. We want to show incompetent Pakistan that we have developed a stealth cloak and you cannot catch us.Recommend

  • Sid Taji
    Aug 22, 2012 - 12:45AM

    @Indian
    What’s this ha ha about. You have wiped out a generation of Kashmiris. There are about one dozen separatist movements in India. The insurgency in Balochistan is by in large due to the involvement of secret agencies, including RAW, MOSAD, and several more. Don’t you worry, and don’t be so happy that Pakistan is going through a difficult phase, it will come out stronger.

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  • USMAN786
    Aug 22, 2012 - 10:36AM

    The situation in Balochistan has gone bad since it was confirmed that its mountains are full of oil and minerals and payment to local sardars was stopped by PPL/OGDC during Mush govt. No body repents the killings of FC persons who went to catch Bugti in cave which was blasted by tribals when he was caught alive. You know that there is war in many countries over OIL issue. Another issue is to curtail Iran and hence the sect unrest. TTP and other such parties do not know in whose hands they are playing out of there complete ignorance. Pak Army, comprising almost 50% Pathans and Punjabis each, has done great job to bring Baloch youth in the army and create jobs so that they are not allowed to fall pray to Sardar ulterior motives. Balochistan had always local Gov/CM and ministers (all MPAs are ministers or advisors) and who is stopping them from going to their area and work for greater cause. Islamic teachings are of of forgiveness and brotherhood amongst muslim but Alas wealth is our Fitna and we have to be divided into 72 firqas.

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  • Indian
    Aug 22, 2012 - 11:53AM

    @ Sid Taji:

    We never tried to trouble Pakistan and in future also we won’t do. Legally Kashmir belongs to India but unfortunately because of the mistake of out ex-Prime Minister Nehruji you people occupied it and changed the name as POK!!
    Though dozens of separatists in India still we are overcoming all those problems and moving towards the DEVELOPED NATIONS list. Same is not true in Pakistan.
    India is secular country and unlike Pakistan we give same preference for all the castes who are staying over here. We never tortured Muslim people who are staying here; we see everyone equally. But we cannot expect the same in Pakistan as many (All most all) Hindus who are in Pakistan are struggling just to survive itself!

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  • Aug 22, 2012 - 3:01PM

    @Indian:
    have u forgotten the Gujrat massacre and the countless Anti Muslim riots that happen all across Western and Northern India?
    anti Muslim riots are a reality for Muslims living in Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Delhi, not to mention 2nd class citizen status

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  • pork
    Aug 23, 2012 - 9:08AM

    @Tribune Reader:
    your theories are applicable in pakistan only

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