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June 23, 2012

8 Dead in Pakistan Shooting

Gunmen riding on motorcycles have shot and killed eight people at a business in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta.

Pakistani police say another person was wounded in the attack on a laundry facility Saturday in a busy area of Quetta, the capital of restive Baluchistan province bordering Afghanistan and Iran.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Baluchistan is home to militant groups including pro-Taliban factions, and Baluch separatists who are fighting a low-level insurgency in hopes of gaining political autonomy and a greater share of the profits from the region's natural resources.

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