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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...

2006-07-28 07:32:16

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - A bomb blast outside a bank wounded at least 19 people in Quetta, capital of Pakistan's troubled southwest province of Baluchistan, police and doctors said. Two of the wounded were in a critical condition. The explosives had been planted in a motorcycle parked outside the bank, according to police. Suspicion fell on the separatist Baluchistan Liberation Army (BLA), though tribal militants have also been in revolt. Just last week Baluch police began a...

2006-07-18 01:07:53

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan arrested about 52 Taliban militants in raids overnight in the southwest province of Baluchistan, taking action that Afghanistan, the United States and NATO powers have long called for. "They are Taliban, and they have links with those living in Afghanistan. They had no documents so we will hand them over to the Afghan authorities," Chaudhary Mohammad Yaqub, Baluchistan's police chief, told Reuters on Tuesday. A total 150 Afghans had been arrested...

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....

2006-06-12 02:13:01

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - A bomb exploded on a road in the Pakistani town of Quetta on Monday, killing three people and wounding 11, police said. "The explosion went off near a hotel. At the moment, we have received three bodies and 11 injured," senior Quetta police official Zahid Afaq told Reuters. "The numbers of casualties could be high as injured are being brought to hospitals," said Afaq, who declined to speculate on who might be responsible for the bomb. Quetta is the...

2006-06-12 01:38:35

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - A blast on a road in the Pakistani town of Quetta killed three people and wounded 11 on Monday, police said. "The explosion went off near a hotel. At the moment, we have received three bodies and 11 injured," senior Quetta police official Zahid Afaq told Reuters. "The numbers of casualties could be high as injured are being brought to hospitals," he said. Afaq declined to speculate on the cause of the blast or who might have been responsible. Quetta is...

2006-05-17 02:14:54

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Tribal militants fighting for more autonomy blew up a natural gas pipeline in Pakistan's troubled southwest on Wednesday, killing a girl and wounding her mother and another relative, officials said. The girl died when the 16 inch diameter pipeline passing near her house in Dera Bugti town in Baluchistan province blew up, Abdul Samad Lasi, a senior government official in the area, said. In another incident, militants attacked a police station near Dera...

2006-05-11 00:08:07

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 said. No one had claimed responsibility for the blasts....

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...


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