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2006-08-27 00:06:56

QUETTA, Baluchistan (Reuters) - Authorities in the Pakistani city of Quetta imposed an indefinite curfew and called in troops on Sunday after violent protests followed the killing of a Baluch nationalist rebel leader. Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, 79, was killed in fighting with security forces on Saturday in what appeared to be one of the biggest battles in years in the gas-rich Baluchistan province, where nationalists have been demanding a bigger share of resources. As news of his death...

2006-06-12 08:09:59

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - A bomb blast in the Pakistani town of Quetta killed five people and wounded 17 on Monday, and nationalist militants fighting for control of natural resources were the main suspects. No one has claimed responsibility for the bomb which police said was planted on a bicycle left at the side of the road near a hotel and a police station. "It was a terrorist act. A high-explosive material was used," the provincial government's interior minister, Shoaib...

2006-06-12 03:36:31

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - A bomb exploded on a road in the Pakistani town of Quetta on Monday, killing five people and wounding 17, police and a hospital official said. Autonomy-seeking militants from the nationalist Baluch Liberation Army (BLA) were believed to be responsible, a police official said. The BLA is fighting for control of gas resources in Baluchistan, Pakistan's largest but poorest province and its biggest source of natural gas. Quetta is the provincial capital....

2006-05-11 01:21:59

By Shahid Gul Yusufzai QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - At least six policemen were killed and 13 wounded on Thursday in five blasts at a police training school in Pakistan's troubled southwest, police and hospital sources said. The explosions occurred in the firing range of the police training school on the outskirts of Quetta, capital of the restive Baluchistan province. There was still confusion over the nature of the explosive devices with some police saying they were...

2006-04-10 02:29:52

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - A bomb blast in a barber shop killed one man and wounded 21 other people in Pakistan's southwestern province of Baluchistan on Monday, officials said. The blast occurred a day after Pakistan's government banned the Baluch Liberation Army (BLA), and listed the shadowy militant group as a "terrorist" organization. The BLA is fighting, along with ethnic Baluch tribal militants, for more autonomy for the mineral-rich province, home to Pakistan's largest gas...

2006-03-26 08:19:30

By Aamir Ashraf DERA BUGTI, Pakistan (Reuters) - Two tribal militants and a paramilitary trooper were killed in a gunbattle in the troubled Pakistani province of Baluchistan, bordering Afghanistan, on Sunday, officials said. Elsewhere in the province, two home-made bombs exploded outside the house of the provincial chief minister and militants blew up a natural gas pipeline, but there were no casualties in these incidents. The violence happened as up to 1,500 pro-government Rahija...

2006-03-10 10:14:18

By Shahid Gul Yusufzai QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Twenty-eight people traveling to a wedding in southwest Pakistan were killed on Friday when their vehicle hit a land mine near the country's main natural gas fields. The blast happened in Dera Bugti district of Baluchistan province. Authorities blamed autonomy-seeking militants for planting the mine. "This attack was carried out by the same people who fire rockets, carry out bomb blasts and attack security forces," the chief...

2006-02-26 01:27:36

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Tribal militants fired two rockets at the home of a minister in Pakistan's restive Baluchistan province on Sunday, killing one man and wounding seven others, police said. The provincial minister for livestock and dairy, Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo, was not at home in Quetta, capital of mineral-rich Baluchistan, at the time of the attack. "One guard was killed in the attack," Qazi Wahid, a superintendent of police, in Quetta said. A spokesman for the separatist...


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  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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