May 11, 2006

Pakistan blasts kill 6, wound 13

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - At least six policemen were
killed and 13 wounded on Thursday in five explosions at a
police training school in the Pakistani city of Quetta, police
and hospital sources said.

The explosions occurred in the firing range of the police
training school.

A hospital official said six dead bodies and 13 wounded had
been received at the hospital.

"More wounded persons are being brought to hospital," he

No one had claimed responsibility for the blasts.

Quetta is the capital of Pakistan's restive southwestern
Baluchistan province, the home of Pakistan's biggest natural
gas reservoir, where tribal militants are fighting for greater
autonomy and more benefits from the exploration of oil and gas.

Militants regularly blow up gas pipelines, rail links and
power pylons, and launch rocket attacks on government buildings
and army bases in the province.

On Sunday, three land mine blasts in the province killed
three people and wounded seven, officials said.