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Bomb Kills at Least Six in Pakistan


At least six people have been killed and more than a dozen others wounded in a bomb explosion in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta.

The bomb exploded Friday near a military truck parked in the center of the city, the capital of Baluchistan province. Officials say the bomb was strapped to a bicycle.

Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed condemned the blast, calling it a heinous act that would not go unpunished.

A recent increase in violence in Baluchistan has been blamed on local tribesmen, who want a bigger share of the revenue from the region's mineral and oil resources.

Some information for this report provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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