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Bomb Blast At Bazaar In Quetta, Pakistan

Authorities in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta say a bomb exploded in a crowded bazaar on December 24, injuring at least 28 people.

Police told RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal that the explosives were planted on a bicycle and were detonated in Quetta's Prince Road shopping district at about 2000 local time.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which damaged several shops.

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    RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal

    Radio Mashaal was launched in January 2010 in order to counter a growing number of Islamic extremist radio stations in Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province (now Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas along the border with Afghanistan.