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Bomb kills girl, injures 16 in Southwest Pakistan: Police

Published on Mar 29, 2014 6:57 PM

QUETTA, Pakistan (AFP) - A bomb blast targeting a vehicle carrying security forces killed a young girl and wounded 16 others - including up to eight children - in Pakistan's troubled southwest Saturday, police said.

The attack occurred in the Saryab area on the outskirts of Quetta, the capital of the oil and gas rich Baluchistan province that borders Iran and Afghanistan.

"An improvised explosive device, which was planted in an auto rickshaw parked along the roadside went off as a vehicle of paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC) passed by it," city police chief Abdul Razzaq Cheema said.

He said a girl was killed and 16 others were injured, three of them seriously.

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