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47 Killed in Pakistan Bombing

Pakistani police say 47 people were killed and more than 100 others wounded in a bombing targeting Shi'ite in southwestern Pakistan.

A senior police officer says the bomb was detonated Saturday by remote control in a Shi'ite-dominated area of the city of Quota. He says most of the victims were Shi'ite, and that women and children were among those killed.

Quota is the capital of Blotchiest province, where the Shi'ite minority has been attacked several times in recent months in sectarian violence.

Islamic militants and the banned sectarian group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi are active in the province. Baluch nationalist groups are fighting an insurgency there to try to gain a greater share of income from the province's gas and mineral resources.

Sectarian violence claimed more than 400 lives in Pakistan last year.
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