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Blasts kill one, injure 11 in Pakistan

Published on Jan 4, 2014 10:26 PM

QUETTA, Pakistan (AFP) - Back-to-back blasts on Saturday killed one and injured 11 others, including a senior politician, in the southwestern Pakistani province of Baluchistan, which borders Afghanistan and Iran, officials said.

In first attack, an explosives-packed motorcycle detonated at a taxi stand in the Sibi district of Baluchistan, killing one person and injuring nine others.

"Unknown people parked the explosive-laden motorcycle at a taxi stand in Bakhtiarabad town on (the) main Sibi-Jacobabad national highway," Mr Mohammad Akhtar, a local administration official, told AFP.

In the second attack, in the Baluchistan provincial capital of Quetta, Abdul Majid Abro, an advisor to the Chief Minister of the province, received minor injuries along with one of his colleagues.

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