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Five girls wounded in acid attacks in Pakistan

Published on Jul 22, 2014 9:07 PM

QUETTA, Pakistan (AFP) - At least five Pakistani girls were wounded in two separate acid attacks by motorcycle riders in the southwestern province of Baluchistan, police said Tuesday.

In the latest incident, two unidentified assailants on a motorcycle squirted acid on two girls, aged 14 and 15 in the town of Mastung, some 40 kilometres east of Quetta, the provincial capital of Baluchistan.

"One girl's face was wounded and the other's neck got acid burns," local police official Wazir Lango told AFP.

The girls were returning from the local market when the attack occurred on Tuesday, Mr Lango said, adding that doctors have not yet specified how severe the wounds were.

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