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Bomb Targets Senior Judge In Pakistan's Quetta, Dozen Wounded

A bomb targeting a senior judge in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta has wounded more than a dozen police officers in the judge's security entourage.

The bomb went off in the capital of Pakistan's Balochistan Province on August 11 as Zahoor Shahwani's convoy passed by.

Sarfraz Bugti, the home minister of Balochistan Province, said at least 13 officers were injured and four were in critical condition.

The attack follows just days after a suicide bomber killed at least 53 people, mostly lawyers, outside a clinic in Quetta.

That attack on August 8 came as lawyers gathered at the clinic to grieve for prominent barrister Bilal Kasi, who was assassinated earlier the same day on his way to court.

Targeted killings have become increasingly common in Quetta amid rising violence linked to a separatist insurgency as well as sectarian tensions and rising crime.

Based on reporting by dpa and Reuters