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Car Bomb Kills Five In Southwest Pakistan

Car Bomber Targets Mosque In Southwest Pakistan
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A suicide bomber set off a car bomb outside a mosque in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta as Shi'ite worshippers were leaving after morning prayers. The blast killed at least 10 people, officials said. AP video

Police say a car bomb has killed at least five people and wounded a minimum of 10 others in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta.

A police official said the bomb exploded on August 30 as hundreds of people were leaving a mosque in the city, which is the capital of Balochistan Province.

The car bomb went off at a nearby parking lot. No group immediately claimed responsibility.

Balochistan is home to Baluch nationalists who have waged a low-level insurgency for decades to demand more autonomy and control over the natural resources of the region.

Pro-Taliban militants are also active in the province, which borders both Afghanistan and Iran.

compiled from agency reports